Tell Your Aurora Story

The Australian Antarctic Festival, to be held in Hobart from 2 to 5 August 2018, might be the final chance for Australians to farewell the Antarctic icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis, Mawson’s Huts Foundation Chairman David Jensen said today.  Members of the public will have the opportunity to tour the Aurora Australis,as well as the CSIRO’s […]

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Teachers and Students Visit Antarctica

Eric J Woehler photograph of a beautiful Antarctic iceberg

This beautiful image © Eric J Woehler from the 2016 Australian Antarctic Photography Exhibition   Wow!  Here’s a brilliant opportunity for school groups to have a real Antarctic experience.  The Bookend Trust is a respected educational organisation with a simple plan: Bookend is a not-for-profit education initiative that seeks to inspire students and their communities […]

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And That’s A Wrap…(and a great video)

Photo courtesy Ballantyne Photography

Thanks again to our generous sponsors, tireless volunteers and the whole Antarctic community for coming together in such a energetic way to deliver the Australian Antarctic Festival 2016.  We achieved some remarkable goals.  All photographs (c) courtesy of Ballantyne Photography and our brilliant volunteer AAF photographers   900 school children from 16 schools across Tasmania participated in free tours […]

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And the Winner Is…

King Penguins Leaving the Station - Macquarie Island by Berend Becker
King Penguins Leaving the Station - Macquarie Island by Barend Becker

  More than 3,000 people have now toured the Antarctic Photographic Exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to see a stunning display of the finalists in this prestigious competition.  With 66 entries from around the world, and 24 finalists selected for exhibition, Chairman of Judges Sir Guy Green announced the results on Sunday 11 […]

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