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Help conserve Australia’s rich Antarctic heritage.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit charity seeking funds to promote and encourage public interest in the nation’s Antarctic history, including the conservation of Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica.

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient with all monetary donations tax deductible.

Make a Bequest

Donations and legacies provide valuable income for the work of the Foundation.

If you have a passion for Antarctica and for the conservation of the continent’s heritage, its environment or for Sir Douglas Mawson or his remarkable man then leaving a gift to the Mawson’s Huts Foundation is a simple way to make a difference which will last.

It does not necessarily mean a financial bequest. It could be artefacts directly related to the Antarctic or books and photographs that would be used by the Foundation to display or items that could assist in supporting our projects.

Leaving a gift in your will is a wonderful way to ensure that the work of the Foundation in helping to conserve Australia’s Antarctic history and inspiring and educating children about Australia’s role and work in Antarctica is continued.

If either you or a loved one has an interest in the Antarctic, you may wish to consider making a donation in their memory.


Volunteers are essential for the success of the Foundation, which values and respects their skills, generosity and knowledge along with the intellectual contribution they make.

It is their work, alongside our staff, that has taken the Replica Museum to the exalted position of the No 1 Museum in Hobart on TripAdvisor.

With the Replica Museum operating for 363 days a year as one of Hobart’s major tourist attractions, volunteers with an interest in the Antarctic are always sought to help guide visitors through the museum.

The Foundation generally requires volunteers with a wide range of skills including marketing, design and research, or simply just a love for the Antarctic.

Anyone interested please contact:

Mawson, Mawson's Huts, Mawson's Huts Foundation, Cape Denison, East Antarctica, Antarctica, Australasian Antarctic Expedition, AAE, Australia's Antarctic Heritage, Antarctic History, Heroic Era of Antarctica, Conservation and Restoration,


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