Traversing Antarctica at TMAG

Traversing Antarctica

Traversing Antarctica: the Australian Experience (Traversing Antarctica) officially began its national tour when it was opened at TMAG today by Minister for the Environment, Tony Burke MP.

Traversing Antarctica marks the 100th anniversary of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, led by Douglas Mawson. The exhibition is a journey of discovery through the stories, science and wonder of Antarctica's past, present and future.  The exhibition celebrates the enduring scientific, historic and social legacy of this landmark expedition and will include original documents, objects, innovative touch-screen displays and stunning imagery.

The exhibition includes a rare collection of artefacts that are on display together for the first time, among them are original equipment and diaries used by members of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

Traversing Antarctica is a celebration of Australia's connection with the Antarctic and has been developed by the National Archives of Australia in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division and Western Australian Museum, with support from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and South Australian Museum.

The exhibition is on at TMAG until March 2012, and will then tour nationally until 2014.