2012 Parliament House Exhibition
One hundred years ago, Douglas Mawson led a group of men on an epic journey, not for profit or fame, but to extend the boundaries of human knowledge and advance the cause of science.
We remember and acknowledge “Mawson’s Men”, who freely shared long months of unremitting effort and hardship, including those who lost their lives, so far from home. Through their eyes Australia and the world were shown a truly unique continent whose ancient records had – and still have – much to tell us.
Sir Douglas Mawson’s legacy continues to have profound resonance to this day, given expression through a modern Australian Antarctic program founded on science and a commitment to value, protect and understand this very special and remote region.
The exhibition was on display at Parliament House, Canberra from 6 March – 26 April 2012.