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ANARE Club

Type: Organisation
Website: www.users.senet.com.au/~keithg
Address: PO Box 2534W, Melbourne, Victoria 300
Year of foundation: 1951
Publications: Aurora (1960-)

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Antarctic Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Type: Museum
Website: www.tmag.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=89
Address: 40 Macquarie Street Hobart TAS 7000 Australia
Telephone: (03) 6211 4177

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Antarctic Operations Administration, Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart, Tasmania

Type: Organisation

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Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.science.org.au

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Antarctic Tasmania

Type: Organisation
Website: www.development.tas.gov.au/antarctic
Address: Suites 25-26 Salamanca Square, Hobart TAS, 7001 GPO Box 824, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: +61-03-6233-5492
Fax: +61-03-6233-5497
Year of foundation: 1993
Activities: Seeks to promote Hobart as an international gateway to Antarctica.

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Antarctic Tasmania, Department of Economic Development

Type: Organisation
Address: GPO Box 824, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: 3-6233-5492
Fax: 3-6233-5497
Year of foundation: 1965
Activities: Seeks to promote Hobart as an international gateway to Antarctica. Antarctic Wives and Kinfolk Association, c/o. Hon. Secretary, Coburns Lane, Toolern Vale, Victoria 3337.

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Archives Office of Tasmania

Type: Library
Website: www.archives.tas.gov.au
Address: 77 Murray St., Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Telephone: +61-02-33-7488
Fax: +61-02-33-7471
Year of foundation: 1943
Notes:

Official repository for all Tasmanian Government records no longer of administrative use but considered worthy of long-term preservation. Holds complete records of CCAMLR Commission and Scientific Committee, and some records for CCAMLR special working groups. Also much relevant material in the record groups of the Governor's Office, Colonial Secretary's Office and Premier's Department.

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Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Type: Organisation
Website: www-aadc.aad.gov.au
Address: Australian Antarctic Division, Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050
Telephone: +61-03-62323-460. Fax +61-03-62323-351

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Australian Antarctic Division Library

Type: Library
Website: www.antarctica.gov.au/about-us/library
Address: 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 62323516
Fax: +61 3 6283 2516
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Access to external researchers by appointment
Notes:

The Australian Antarctic Division delivers information to its clients to support the specialist research activities of the Australian Antarctic scientific programs, operational and support services, and provide a national resource for Antarctic information.

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Australian Archives

Type: Library
Website: www.naa.gov.au
Address: GPO Box 34, Dickson, ACT 2602, Australia
Telephone: +61-6-2093-633
Fax: +61-6-2099-447
Notes:

Responsible for the management of records created by Commonwealth government agencies including extensive holdings relating to the Antarctic. Maintains RINSE database.

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Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.antdiv.gov.au
Address: Antarctic Division, Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050
Telephone: +61-02-323209
Fax: +61-02-323288
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: The national Antarctic operating agency carrying out research, providing logistical support to scientists and maintaining all-year stations on Macquarie Island (54.30'S; 158.56'E) and at Casey (66.17'S; 77.58'E), Davis (68.35'S; 110.32'E) and Mawson (67.36'S; 62.52'E) on Antarctica. Operates research vessel Aurora Australis. Library.
Publications: ANARE News (1981-, 4pa); ANARE Reports (1950-); ANARE Research Notes (1982-)

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Australian National Maritime Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.anmm.gov.au
Address: GPO Box 5131, Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Telephone: +61-2-552-7777
Year of foundation: 1985, opened 1991
Collections: Tilbrook whaling collection.

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Australian Surveying and Land Information Group

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ga.gov.au
Address: Department of Administrative Services, Unit 2, Cameron Offices, Belconnen, ACT 261
Activities: National Antarctic mapping centre. Publishes two Antarctic series at 1:250 000, a satellite image map and a conventional four-colour line map; also a Landsat image series at 1:500 000, as well as individual maps at varying scales.
Publications: Antarctica: a catalogue of maps and charts (1988); map series.

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Bureau of Mineral Resources-Geology and Geophysics (BMR)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.bmr.gov.au
Address: Constitution Av., Parkes, ACT, GPO Box 378, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone: +61-6-249-9111
Fax: +61-6-248-8178
Year of foundation: 1946
Activities: Charged with developing a comprehensive scientific understanding of the geology of all Australian territory including the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT), Heard and Macquarie islands. Has published geological maps of AAT, mostly at 1:250 000.
Publications: BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics (1976-, 4pa); Yearbook

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Commonwealth of Australia Bureau of Meteorology

Type: Organisation
Website: www.bom.gov.au
Address: GPO Box 1289K, Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Telephone: +61-3-9669-4000
Fax: +61-3-9669-4699
Year of foundation: 1908
Activities: National meteorological authority with responsibility for maintaining the basic meteorological infrastructure necessary to ensure the continuity and integrity of the national climatic record, to observe and understand the behaviour of Australia's weather and climate and to provide meteorological and related services in support of the safety, security and general welfare of the community. The International Antarctic Analysis Centre, subsequently International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre was located here from 1959 to 1969 when closed.
Publications: Australian Meteorological Magazine (1952-, 4pa); International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre. Technical Report (1962-69); Meteorological Studies (1954-); Technical Report (1973-)

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Cooperative Research Centre for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment (Antarctic CRC), University of Tasmania

Type: Organisation
Website: www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/antcrc
Address: Churchill Av., Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Telephone: +61-02-207888
Fax: +61-02-202973
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Formed by the amalgamation of the Antarctic components of the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO Division of Oceanography, Australian Antarctic Division Glaciology Programme, and the research component of IASOS, University of Tasmania and the Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Research focuses on study of Antarctic and Southern Ocean processes affecting climate and global change.
Publications: IASOS / Antarctic CRC Newsletter (1988-)

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CSIRO, Division of Fisheries

Type: Organisation
Website: www.csiro.au
Address: GPO Box 1538, Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: +61-02-32-5222
Fax: +61-02-32-5000
Activities: Carries out research in waters adjacent to Australia including the Southern Ocean in support of improved management of the marine environment and ecologically sustainable development of marine resources, through studies of marine stocks and ecosystems underpinning these stocks.

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CSIRO, Division of Oceanography

Type: Organisation
Website: www.csiro.au
Address: Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania
Telephone: +61-02-32-5214
Fax: +61-02-32-5125
Activities: Leads multi-disciplinary expeditions in RV Franklin carrying out research focusing chiefly on the role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in global change.

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Department of Primary Industries, Water & Environment

Type: Organisation
Website: www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au
Activities: Undertakes work on subantarctic Macquarie Island, amongst other activities.

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Hydrographic Service

Type: Organisation
Website: www.hydro.gov.au
Address: Department of the Navy, Sydne
Activities: Responsible for hydrographic surveys and mapping in the Southern Ocean.
Publications: Leadline to laser: the Hydrographic Service, Royal Australian Navy, 1920-1995 (Hardstaff, 1995)

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Marine Studies Centre

Type: Museum
Website: www.sea.uct.ac.za
Address: Antarctic Environment Learning Unit, Woodbridge, Tasmania
Year of foundation: 1994
Collections: Visitor centre providing interactive laboratory in which visitors can model Antarctic fisheries. Run by the Tasmanian Department of Education and the Arts.

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Mitchell Library State Library of New South Wales

Type: Library
Website: www.sl.nsw.gov.au
Address: Macquarie St., Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +61-2-230-1414
Fax: +61-2-232-4816
Year of foundation: 1910
Notes:

Extensive holdings for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. The Archives has much manuscript and photographic material relating to Antarctic exploration.

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Museum of Victoria

Type: Museum
Website: www.museum.vic.gov.au
Address: PO Box 666E, 222 Exhibition St., Melbourne 3000
Telephone: +61-3-669-9997
Fax: +61-3-639-1090
Collections: Together with Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery developed the exhibition Antarctica: Secrets of the Frozen World. Contact: Curator of Antarctic Studies.

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National Committee for Antarctic Research

Type: Organisation
Website: www.science.org.au
Address: Australian Academy of Science, PO Box 783, Canberra City, ACT 260L
Telephone: +61-(0)2-6247-5777
Fax: +61-(0)2-6257-4620
Activities: National Member of SCAR.

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National Library of Australia

Type: Library
Website: www.nla.gov.au
Address: Parkes Place, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
Telephone: +61-6-262-1111
Fax: +61-6-257-1703
Year of foundation: 1901
Notes:

Extensive holdings of both published and unpublished material for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Good collection of films

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National Museum of Australia

Type: Museum
Website: www.nma.gov.au
Address: PO Box 1901, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone: +61-6-256-1111
Fax: +61-6-256-1233
Year of foundation: 1980
Collections: Possesses one of Mawson's sledges, Hurley's diaries, and other artifacts with Antarctic and Southern Ocean associations.

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P&O Polar Australia Pty Ltd.

Type: Organisation
Website: www.popolar.com.au
Address: Suite 20, Galleria Salamanca, 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Telephone: +61-02-24-0666
Fax: +61-02-24-0053
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: Manages the Research and Supply Vessel Aurora Australis.

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South Australian Museum

Type: Museum
Website: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au
Contact name: Mark Pharoah
Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Telephone: +61-(8)-8207-7574
Fax: +61-(8)-8207-7222
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Mawson Gallery (front of house): Mon-Sun 10.00-17.00, 25 April (ANZAC Day) 12.00-17.00, closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Mawson Centre (back of house): Mon-Fri 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00 (these hours are flexible so contact the Centre in advance)
Year of foundation: 1856
Collections: The Australian Polar Collection contains items collected largely by Douglas Mawson (1882-1958), John Riddoch Rymill (1905-1968), and George Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958).
Publications: 2010, 1913, English, Book, Illustrated edition: The Adelie blizzard : Mawson's forgotten newspaper 1913 / preface by Emma McEwin ; introduction by Elizabeth Leane and Mark Pharaoh ; xxvi, 216 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, plans, ports ; 38 cm. Facsimile.
Notes:

The South Australian Museum houses both the Mawson Gallery and the Mawson Centre.

The current Mawson Gallery was opened in 2001 as part of a joint collaboration with the University of Adelaide. (95 years earlier, Mawson had been the newly appointed honorary museum curator of minerals on top of his recent academic employment as a lecturer; as Professor, he would only retire from his University in the 1950s, having never officially relinquished his curatorial title at the Museum – and of which he was chairman of the Board at the time of his death). It was only at the launch of the Gallery that agreement was reached by all parties (including the Mawson family), that the Mawson Collection of artefacts and archival material at the University (Coach House, Waite Campus), would be re-united with the Museum’s Mawson Collection of artefacts – and wider collections of specimens.

The Mawson Centre was subsequently opened as part of a redevelopment that saw the former Natural Sciences Building renamed the Science Centre.

After the celebrations in the SE of the State for the centenary of Rymill’s birth in 1905, the Rymill family donated their Collection to the Museum. Together with the smaller Wilkins Collection (donated in the 1920s), this led to the establishment of the Australian Polar Collection. Currently, Wilkins is the primary collecting interest of the Mawson Centre, with plans for an exhibition of this Mid-North son of a pioneer family tentatively set for 2017-18.

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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Type: Museum
Address: 40 Macquarie St., Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Year of foundation: 1829
Collections: Antarctic exhibits. Together with Museum of Victoria developed the exhibition Antarctica: Secrets of the Frozen World opened 1994. This focuses on geophysics and on Antarctica's role as the 'climate engine of the world'.

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Tasmanian Polar Network Inc

Type: Organisation
Website: www.tpn.aq
Address: C/- Antarctic Tasmania, Department of Economic Development, GPO Box 824, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: 3-6233 5492
Fax: 3-6233 5497
Year of foundation: 1993
Activities: An association between commerce, government, research and education to facilitate prompt and efficient support to Antarctic and Southern Oceans expeditions. In 2003, this comprised 60 companies and other organizations supplying goods and services to ANARE, ASA, CHINARE, ENEA and IPEV expeditions.
Publications: Ice Breaker

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University of Tasmania Science and Technology Library

Type: Library
Website: www.utas.edu.au/library/libs/science/infolinks.html
Address: GPO Box 252-67, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7001
Telephone: +61 3 6226 2132
Fax: +61 3 6226 7817
Publications: Subject Guide to Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies http://fcms.its.utas.edu.au/scieng/iasos/
Notes:

The Science Library was established in 1991. It is the central research library for the students and staff in the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (IASOS) and the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The monograph and serial collections cover all aspects of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. The Science is one of six branch libraries, and it also supports the research and teaching needs of a number of other departments and centres. The Library publishes Web guides to information resources and trains staff and students in the optimal use of research tools and resources

Subjects: The Library purchases Antarctic and southern ocean materials to support the research and teaching activities of the IASOS. Areas of research include: Physical, chemical, geological and biological oceanography, atmospheric physics and chemistry, satellite remote sensing, glaciology, polar region biology, palaeo-climatic reconstruction, law and policy, polar technology and environmental management. The research programs in the CRC for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment include Southern ocean processes, Antarctic Ice-sheet mass balance, sea-ice, polar atmosphere, natural variability, microbial Processes and oceans policy.

Geographic Areas:Antarctic and southern ocean material and relevant arctic material is collected.

Languages: Requirement is for material to be collected in the English language.

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University of Tasmania, Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (IASOS)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/iasos
Address: GPO Box 252C, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: +61-02-202971
Fax: +61-02-202973
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: National Key Centre for post-graduate teaching and research on Antarctica and its surrounding ocean. Post-graduate study programmes include Graduate Diploma, Master of Polar and Oceanic Science, and research Masters and PhDs.
Publications: Directory of Antarctic expertise (Lyons, 1991); IASOS / Antarctic CRC Newsletter (1988-)

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