A common question we receive regularly here at the foundation is “Can we travel to Antarctica with you”? The Mawson’s Huts Foundation is not a tourist organisation per se but does involve itself in tourism a little! which we will elaborate on in this article.
The Mawson’s Huts Foundation is dedicated to conservation of the historic huts in Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. The huts are a legacy left by Sir Douglas Mawson on his famous 1911-1914 expedition. For more details on the expedition please check here.
Mawson was ahead of his time, in many ways an early conservationist and his expedition that departed Australia for Antarctica was very much scientific in nature. At our museum in Hobart, Australia you can see firsthand how Mawson and his men lived in a small hut at the very edge of the world in pursuit of their endeavours.
Like Mawson, our expeditions are taking specialised people to the site. We take Heritage Carpenters for essential maintenance work, Archaeologists, Conservators, a Journalist, a Chef and Historians… oh and a Doctor! If you do have any of these skills, we would love to hear from you, and perhaps you could be joining us on an expedition in the future. Sizes of our teams do vary between 4 and 12 people, depending on the scope of work required, we do medical and character testing and enjoy getting dedicated people with multiple skills onboard.
If you are an average Joe, and would like to experience Antarctica firsthand, we have a range of sponsors who can certainly help you travel to the white continent. Whether you would like to travel to Antarctica from Australia, from New Zealand or from South America, we have a range of options, so just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch with some true experts. A trip to the Antarctic is life changing and something you will remember forever.
If Antarctica is a bit too far away, every two years we hold the Australian Antarctic Festival in Hobart. This festival gives a fascinating insight into all aspects of the Antarctic, both historical and modern day, and displays equipment, science, and a matter of all things in an interactive and fun way. For more details on travelling to Hobart for the festival and the festival program please click here.
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