Treasures podcast ep 8: Life in the freezer

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2018

In our final episode, Charles and Kim uncover the stories behind objects used in Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expeditions. 

Douglas Mawson

Douglas Mawson
Photographer: Frank Hurley © State Library of NSW

The icy expanses of Antarctica were an unforgiving frontier for early explorers. Among them was Sir Douglas Mawson, who faced frostbite, exposure and exhaustion in his journeys across the frozen continent. He passed some of his time writing love letters to his wife back home. But how did he stumble on a meteorite in all that ice and snow? 

Behind every object is a story – join Charles Wooley and Kim McKay as they reveal some of the Treasures at the Australian Museum.

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