Hobart’s Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum and the Cascades Female Factory have each secured a $10,000 grant to help tell the extraordinary stories connected with these sites.
Mawson's Huts Foundation Inc will use its grant to produce educational material for school children visiting the replica.
The material will be about Australia’s role in the Antarctic and the history of Mawson's huts, the birthplace of Australia's Antarctic programme.
At Cascades Female Factory, the grant will support the installation of a sculpture and associated interpretive signage focussing on the story of the convict women and children who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land during the 19th century.
I am delighted to announce grants for two of Hobart’s heritage icons as part of the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme.
We want visitors and school children to be able to engage with places on Australia’s National Heritage List. Through this funding we can better tell the stories of these significant sites.
Tasmania is renowned for its heritage. It is a significant part of the attraction for both domestic and overseas visitors and we want to see this sector continue to grow and flourish.
The grants will help visitors better understand Hobart’s history, particularly its link to Antarctica.
The Mawson’s Hut replica has captivated visitors and helps brings to life the hardship and deprivation Mawson and his team endured in the name of science and exploration.