Sir Douglas Mawson was a geologist, explorer and adventurer.
The findings from his time in Antarctica and Australia has ongoing importance to our understanding of the world in which we live.
This gallery showcases the scientific information that Mawson and his team acquired in Antarctica. It also reflects upon the inspirational qualities of his life.
Geology, biology and history are addressed in this exhibit.
Mawson Archive Box
Extend your visit back in your classroom. The Mawson Archive Box provides a wonderful opportunity to integrate literacy and research skills into both Science and History. It is suitable for Years 5-7 students. Students can work like real archivists searching through documents and film for information to answer questions such as:
- What were the scientific interests of the expeditions?
- How did Mawson raise funds for his expeditions?
- How was photography used?
Please contact the Education Office to borrow this archive box.