Call for community comment on Mawson’s Huts management plan

Photo of hut in Antarctica
Mawson's main hut (Photo: Nisha Harris)

11th August 2017

The community is invited to comment on the management plan for the site considered the birthplace of Australia’s Antarctic endeavours, Mawson’s Huts.

The Huts were home to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Douglas Mawson between 1911–14.

The site is listed as a National Heritage place and Commonwealth Heritage place, with the Huts and surrounding area also protected under the Antarctic Treaty system.

The Australian Antarctic Division, which has responsibility for the management of the historic site, prepared the current version of the Mawson’s Huts Historic Site management plan in 2013. This plan is now up for its five year review and the public are invited to comment until 16 September.