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The sculpture commemorates the Husky dogs which served on Australian Antarctic Expeditions from 1950 to 1993. The plaque also commemorates 50 years of A.N.A.R.E. from 1947 - 1997. 

Huskies were introduced into the Australian Antarctic program in 1954 at Australia’s first station, Mawson. Strong and willing workers, they were used for travel in the field for almost 40 years. In addition to being a reliable form of transport, huskies provided companionship and loyalty to Antarctic expeditioners.

In 1991, Antarctic Treaty members introduced the Protocol on Environmental Protection which banned all introduced species, except humans, from the Antarctic. In 1992, it was with a great deal of sadness that the last six remaining huskies left Mawson and the Australian Antarctic Territory. The older dogs lived out their days in Australia, while the younger ones enjoyed a new life as working dogs in Minnesota, US.




Address:203 Channel Highway, Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, 7050
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.98697
Long: 147.291284
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1950
Approx. Event End Date:1993
Artist:Steve Morvell


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1997
Front Inscription

1947  1997

In recognition of the bravery of the generations of Huskies that
endured with and for the men and women of the
Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions 1950 - 1993.

We remember the Huskies who served out their lives for the
expeditions and the men and women who were the expeditioners
during these 50 years of A.N.A.R.E.

ANARE Club 1997     artist : Steve Morvell

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au