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85/2455 Antarctic clothing and equipment, used by geophyscist Dr Peter Towson on the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE), Mawson Base, Antarctica, 1966. Click to enlarge.

Clothing and equipment used by Dr Peter Towson in Antarctica

Made
  • 1966
This object was donated by Peter G Towson, geophysicist and one of 26 expeditioners forming the winter party to the Australia New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) Mawson station in 1966. The scientific program included biology, oceanography, geophysics, glaciology, meteorology and upper atmosphere physics.

Established in 1954, Mawson station is Australia's first permanent station on the Antarctic continent. The site was selected by Phillip Law, Director of the Antarctic Division …

Summary

Object No.

85/2455

Object Statement

Antarctic clothing and equipment, used by geophyscist Dr Peter Towson on the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE), Mawson Base, Antarctica, 1966

Physical Description

A collection of clothing including boots, mittens, socks, sleeping socks, trousers, and an anorak and equipment such as goggles, a can opener, a karabiner, a bag, and a flashlight.

Production

Made

  • 1966

History

Notes

This object constitutes part of a complete set of outer clothing issued to scientists on the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition at Mawson Base, Antarctica in 1966. It was donated to the Museum in 1985 by Dr Peter Towson, geophysicist to the research party.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Towson, 1985

Acquisition Date

9 December 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

Clothing and equipment used by Dr Peter Towson in Antarctica 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 June 2021, <https://ma.as/39908>

Wikipedia

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