The Aurora lying at anchor in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica in 1913.
National Library of Australia
Sidney Jeffryes achieved a world first by establishing wireless contact between Antarctica and Australia. But his mental illness meant he gradually vanished from history - until now.
The ever changing Antarctic landscape.
Australia must keep up its scientific presence in Antarctica and work with others if it’s to maintain its territorial claim on the frozen continent.
The Totten Glacier, the largest in East Antarctica, has deep channels running beneath it that may allow relatively warm water into its belly.
Tas van Ommen
Researchers in East Antarctica have surveyed an area the size of New South Wales to study the behaviour of the region’s biggest glacier - and the secrets below the ice that could speed up its melting.
A brighter future for Australia’s Antarctic research.
The Antarctic is a vast and inhospitable place with a time scale all of its own. For the scientists who travel there to carry out research, a project can sometimes take years to plan and even longer to…