Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety
Agency (ARPANSA) is the Commonwealth agency
responsible for helping to protect people and the
environment from the harmful effects of radiation,
e.g. UV radiation from the Sun.
ARPANSA has UV detection and measuring equipment at
each Australian Antarctic station.
ARPANSA also operates monitoring equipment in
support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Melbourne Aquarium has a very good display of
captive-bred King and Gentoo penguins.
Geoscience Australia (GA)
Australia is the Commonwealth agency responsible for
the provision of geophysical information to assist
in the management of the environment, resources and
In relation to Antarctica, the main areas of
interest are surveying and mapping, seismic
monitoring and geomagnetic monitoring.
Seismic and geomagnetic monitoring stations are
installed at Casey, Mawson and Macca.
National Library of Australia
Library of Australia (NLA) holds Frank Hurley's
personal collection of over 30,000 negatives and
and Art Gallery
TMAG is a
high quality museum and art gallery that
concentrates on Tasmania and topics related to
The museum's Antarctic gallery contains the Islands
permanent display. The
museum describes this exhibition thus:
"It explores the places, the people, the
creatures and the phenomena that make the great
southern wilderness a world of its own.
South Australian Museum
Australian Museum is home to the Australian Polar
The APC provides the public with information
relating to Sir Douglas Mawson, John Riddoch Rymill
and George Hubert Wilkins -early polar leaders who
had strong connections to South Australia.
One of the collections within the APC is In the
Footsteps of Douglas Mawson