Issue 22: Mawson Centenary Special, 2012
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Introducing the special Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) centenary issue of the Australian Antarctic Magazine.
Australian Antarctic Division Director Tony Fleming's centennial service speech, given on 16 January 2012 at Commonwealth Bay.
The stirring story of Mawson's fateful far-eastern sledging journey and conserving the physical artefacts of AAE history.
Who were some of the lesser-known heroes of the AAE, also known as Mawson's Men?
Historian and researcher Dr Marie Kawaja investigates the contribution of early Australian Antarctic expeditions to the 'progress of civilization' and their influence on Australia's modern Antarctic program.
A key condition of territorial claim in Antarctica was 'a sufficient display of authority', which included creating Australia's first Antarctic research station.
Former Australian Antarctic Division Director Phillip Law consolidated Australia's presence in Antarctica with the establishment of Davis (1957) and Casey (1969) stations.
Science has been a driver of Australia's presence in Antarctica from Mawson's era to today.
Scientific highlights from 1907 to today.
The International Geophysical Year (1958-59) established a modus operandi for international cooperation in Antarctica, leading to the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959.
With the 1961 entry into force of the Antarctic Treaty, the stage was set for the development of practical measures to implement the Treaty's objectives.
100 years of Australian Antarctic Medical practice.
In the past 100 years there have been vast technological changes in the naval architecture of polar shipping.
A century of Australian Antarctic 'newspapers' and other published material.
Photographers and other visual artists give expression to the Antarctic experience.
ANARE Club President, David Ellyard, reflects on his experience visiting the Mawson's Hut Historic site during Australia's centenary celebrations.
Photo: Frank Fletcher collection
This issue's cover features a hand-tinted photograph of the Aurora from the collection of Frank Fletcher (photographer unknown).