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Journey to Antarctica

24aug(aug 24)10:00 am25(aug 25)4:00 pmJourney to AntarcticaWATERSIDE PAVILION & CONCOURSETIME10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Supported by Snap Printing, City of Hobart, Antarctic Tasmania and hosted by the Mawson’s Huts Foundation

This is an immersive exploration into the frozen wonders of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic. Step inside the Waterside Pavilion and discover the legacy of the British, Australian, and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) 1929-1931 through the lens of renowned photographer Frank Hurley. His original photographs of the men, the landscape, and the wildlife will be on exhibition.

Venture further and experience Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic hut in a whole new way with the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust’s VR experience. The hut was occupied by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955–58) and the International Geophysical Year (1957–58), which established Scott Base in Antarctica. You will virtually explore the five spaces that the men worked in, including the cold porch, ‘mess’ room, radio room, kitchen, and Sir Ed’s room.

The journey doesn’t stop there. Outside, join the Mobile Antarctic Classroom (MAC) for interactive demonstrations that bring the science of Antarctica to life!




Waterside Pavilion & Concourse

Argyle Street, Hobart


10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Mawson, Mawson's Huts, Mawson's Huts Foundation, Australia's Antarctic Heritage, Antarctic History

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