Mawson’s Hut

Mawson's Hut, Cape Denison
Mawson's Hut, Cape Denison

Sir Douglas Mawson was an Australian geologist, explorer and accedemic during the early 1900s. So much has been written about this great man I do not feel qualified to add any more, but I came across a fascinating site which I wanted to share. At “360 Cities” they have a full 360 view inside Mawson’s hut at Cape Denison. Looking around this preserved piece of history sends shivers up my spine.

It is well worth taking some time exploring this amazing place.
 Explore the Main Hut hereMawsons Room here and Frank Hurley’s Darkroom here

This was the main base used during the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Where Mawson stumbled back to, alone, after his ill-fated 1912 outing to survey King George V Land. His fellow explorers Xavier Mertz and Lieutenant Belgrave Ninnis had been killed forcing Mawson to walk the last 100 miles solo. Take a moment to pay your respects at Ninnis and Mertz Memorial Cross, Azimuth Hill.

Mawson’s hut is being preserved by the Mawson’s Huts Foundation and the Australian Antarctic Division.

3 thoughts on “Mawson’s Hut”

  1. The 360-degree views are awesome. Inspiration for Maine winter living, perhaps? George Hurley was another great Australian, whose images of the Blue Mountains inspired my fledgling photographic hobby 50 years ago. Keep these fascinating treasures coming, and Happy New Year! Rokrover

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