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Australia’s new icebreaker name providing students with the trip of a lifetime

Twelve school students are set to become the first children to fly to and set foot on Antarctica as part of the Australian Antarctic Program, following their win in the Federal Government’s national “Name our Icebreaker” competition.

The winning students from St Virgil’s College in Hobart, Tasmania, and Secret Harbour Primary School near Perth in West Australia named the new $1.9 billion ship RSV Nuyina (noy-yee-nah), meaning “Southern Lights” in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

School students trying on Antarctic clothing
Students from Secret Harbour Primary School in West Australia will be the youngest children to fly to Antarctica with the Australian Antarctic Program. Photo: Sally Chambers
Icebreaker — RSV Nuyina
RSV Nuyina announcement
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