Experience Antarctica at exciting Tasmanian exhibition

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From early next month Traversing Antarctica: The Australian Experience will offer visitors to Tasmania the unique opportunity to take a journey of discovery into Antarctica's past, present and future.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson, the landmark expedition is brought to life with a fascinating combination of science and history.

Visitors will have access to original documents, objects, interactive touch screen displays and a collection of spectacular images.

This exciting sensory experience will give visitors the chance to discover the sights, sounds and smells of life in Antarctica – a corner of the world so rarely seen.

Traversing Antarctica has been developed by the National Archives of Australia in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division and Western Australian Museum.

It can be viewed at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery from December 2, 2011 to February 26, 2012 between 10:00 and 17:00 every day except Christmas day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.

If you are planning a short holiday to the island state during this time, why not dedicate a few hours of your time to appreciate this special display?

Even on a busy hiking and outdoor adventure trip, this could be the ideal way to spend a rainy afternoon indoors.

Picture of Mawson's hut Image Credit : World ExpeditionsRaising the flag - Mawson's journey to the ice - notice vessel to upper right

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