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Mawson station was established in 1954 as the first Australian research station on the Antarctic mainland. The condition of buildings and structures varies from no longer exists/demolished to poor condition, sound condition and very good condition.
The most significant problems for the survival of buildings are isolation and the extreme climate. Transfer of use from old to new buildings and budget constraints has resulted in priority being given to the maintenance of new buildings. There are also other artefacts on the site, including the remains of vehicles. Without conservation, these will deteriorate over time.
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 associated with Mawson Station.
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-03 Survey of the condition of scientific research stations established on Macquarie Island
- AATH-04 Survey of he condition of scientific research stations established on Heard Island
- 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
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