Antarctic display at Parliament House

A volcanic eruption on the McDonald Islands in August this year provided a fiery backdrop to the opening of an exhibition, Australia’s Antarctic Programme, Connecting, Protecting, at Parliament House in Canberra. The exhibition featured before and after satellite images of the McDonald Islands and photographs of Heard Island taken by AAD expeditioners during the 2003 Heard Island expedition (Australian Antarctic Magazine 7).

The exhibition also featured images of Antarctica’s aviation history, to coincide with the announcement of Australian Government funding of $46.3 million for the Australian-Antarctic Airlink.