Indicator: AATH-03 Survey of the condition of scientific research stations established on Macquarie Island
For details of the survey refer to:
- Macquarie Island - condition of sites - scientific pre and post World War II structures, sites etc. (Word - 35 KB)
The island was visited by scientific expeditions from the 1820s onwards. Mawson’s 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition used Macquarie Island as a relay post for the first radio link between Australia and Antarctica. The research station at Buckles Bay has been continuously occupied since 1948.
Ruins of the mast and huts erected by the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition still survive but are deteriorating.
The majority of buildings associated with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions at Buckles Bay are essentially intact but deterioration has been noted between assessments carried out in 1997 and 2004.
More heritage/archaeological surveys are required for a more complete understanding.
Australian Antarctic Territory — Cultural heritage aspects - Condition of heritage sites and collections
This indicator examines and provides evidence for the overall condition of significant heritage sites, structures and artefacts on Macquarie Island.
Other indicators for this issue:
- AATH-01 Macquarie and Heard Islands — survey of the condition of shipwrecks on or around and sites associated with the sealing industry
- AATH-02 Survey of the condition of Mawson’s Huts, Cape Denison, 1911-14
- AATH-04 Survey of he condition of scientific research stations established on Heard Island
- AATH-05 Condition of Scientific research stations - survey of Mawson Station
- AATH-06 Condition of scientific research stations - survey of Wilkes Station
- AATH-07 Condition of scientific research stations - survey of Davis Station
- AATH-08 Survey of condition of collections outside of Australia’s Antarctic Territory