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10 | www.probussouthpacific.org TRAVEL NEWS After leaving Hobart in December 1911, Mawson’s ship, the Aurora, sailed into Commonwealth Bay on 8 January 1912. Although ill-fated, the expedition on which several men and dogs lost their lives is considered a success. It established the first radio link between Australia and Antarctica, as well as a base for Australia’s exploration of the region, ‘Mawson’s Hut’. Aurora Expeditions is paying homage to Mawson and his team with a series of voyages taking in wildlife-rich subantarctic islands as well as the iconic Mawson’s Hut. The first of the centenary voyages aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy departs from Hobart on 2 December – 100 years to the day after Mawson’s departure – and arrives in Bluff, New Zealand on 27 December, and the second voyage departs Bluff on 28 December, arriving in Hobart on 22 January 2012. A shorter voyage, ‘Emeralds of the Subantarctic’ is also available, taking in World Heritage-listed islands of Macquarie, Campbell and Auckland, home to some of the world’s most unique wildlife and half of the world’s seabird population. The 16-day voyage leaves Bluff, New Zealand on 16 November. • • Antarctic expeditions Celebrate the centenary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic expedition by retracing his steps. TRAVEL GUIDE What Aurora Expeditions’ Mawson Centennial Voyage Where Departing Hobart, Tasmania and Bluff, New Zealand, visiting East Antarctica and islands When Departures • 16 November (16-day voyage) • 2 December and 28 December (26-day voyages) W: www.auroraexpeditions.com.au QMawson's Hut was the Base for Australia's Antarctic exploration. RThe crew departed Sydney on 27 December 1911.
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