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Antarctic Websites - Australian Sites

Australian Sites - Page 2

ARPANSA

The 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 (CTBT).

Melbourne Aquarium 

The Melbourne Aquarium has a very good display of captive-bred King and Gentoo penguins.  

Geoscience Australia (GA)

Geoscience Australia is the Commonwealth agency responsible for the provision of geophysical information to assist in the management of the environment, resources and sustainable energy.

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

The National Library of Australia (NLA) holds Frank Hurley's personal collection of over 30,000 negatives and lantern slides.

Tasmanian Museum 
and Art Gallery (TMAG)

TMAG is a high quality museum and art gallery that concentrates on Tasmania and topics related to Tasmania.

The museum's Antarctic gallery contains the Islands to Ice 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

The South Australian Museum is home to the Australian Polar Collection (APC). 

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.