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Mawsons Room, Mawson's Huts, Cape Denison, Antarctica.

The interior of Douglas Mawson's room, Mawson's Huts.

This was Mawson's private room during the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

The room is extremely cold, with an average ambient temperature of -3ºC. During winter it builds up a dense layer of hoar-frost that gradually ablates over the summer months, but which never completely disappears - it is like a chamber of crystals.

The room is filled with artefacts from the time of the AAE - some prints upon the walls, domestic items such as plates and cups, Mawson's chair and bed.

The buildings at Cape Denison are a historic site being conserved by the Mawson's Huts Foundation and Australian Antarctic Division.

Immersive imaging by Peter Morse.

Copyright: Peter Morse
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 12/01/2008
Uploaded: 08/02/2010
Updated: 03/03/2015


Tags: antarctica; mawson's huts; historic site; douglas mawson
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