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The Mawson’s Huts Foundation was established as a not-for-profit charity in 1996 to conduct conservation work on the Mawson’s Huts Historic Site at Cape Denison in Antarctica. The Foundation has funded and organised 14 major expeditions to Cape Denison to conserve this irreplaceable piece of Australia’s Antarctic history. 

In 2013, the Foundation opened the replica museum, an exact replica of the historic buildings at Cape Denison on a waterfront site in Hobart, less than 200 m from where Mawson’s expedition departed in 1911. On December 3, 2023, we will be celebrating 10 years since our opening. 

Authentic in its origins, the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum is a replica in every sense of the word. Heritage carpenters, who worked at Cape Denison on the conservation of the original huts, took hundreds of photographs and measurements, which were faithfully used to create the replica on their return to Hobart – right down to using Baltic Pine cladding and flooring sourced from the same region in Scandinavia, which was also supplied by the same Melbourne merchant in 2013 that supplied the original expedition over 100 years ago. This replica hut today offers museum visitors an opportunity to literally ‘step back in time’ and, in doing so, understand and develop an appreciation of the foresight, endurance and resilience Australian Antarctic explorers displayed from the early days of exploration through to the present-day scientists and tradespeople heading south in Mawson’s wake.

Tickets are for sale in ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, VIC

Tickets are priced at $10 each, 3 tickets for $27, 5 tickets for $40, 7 tickets for $50, 10 tickets for $65



1st Prize valued at $30,000


Thanks to the incredible generosity of travel specialists PONANT, brace yourself for the chance to win a coveted spot on one of 14 spellbinding Antarctica Expeditions for the 2024/25 season.


Is the Antarctic Peninsula on your bucket list? Then step aboard one of Ponant's luxury vessels. Be entranced by the graceful flight of the mighty albatross as you cross the legendary Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. This allows you leisure time to familiarise yourself with the ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic Peninsula through interesting lectures. This is a great opportunity to tick another destination off your bucket wish list and visit the world's fifth largest and most spectacular continent. Be pampered in a prestige stateroom on Deck 4, which has all the conveniences – including Wi-Fi, air conditioning and 24-hour room service, to name a few.

Arriving at the Antarctic Peninsula, you will discover its most beautiful secrets, surrounded by stunning natural scenery.  Outings and shore visits in Zodiac inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides are included, and you might consider an optional kayak adventure to explore the magic of Antarctica.

The onboard lectures hosted by our naturalist guides are always a highlight, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics and the great explorers. Guests will also enjoy learning about educational discoveries regarding the environment and climate. Get your camera ready, too, as the landscapes and endemic wildlife will amaze you. Landscapes include a multitude of drifting icebergs, ice floes, imposing glaciers and tall, snow-covered mountains. Whilst the wildlife set to enchant you are humpback whales; Adèlie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins; crabeater, leopard and Weddell seals; and too many seabirds to count!

Choose from 14 Emblematic Antarctica Expeditions for the 2024/25 season.

Valued at $30,000, this prize is for 2 people courtesy of PONANT.

*Please note that airfares are not included, and the winner will need to arrange flights to Ushuaia.

2nd Prize valued at $7,998


Thanks to the generosity of Antarctica Flights you have the opportunity to elevate your senses! Two premium economy seats await you on the world's most unique scenic flight aboard the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner for the 24/25 season.


Experience Antarctica in a day and become one of the privileged few to witness the desolate beauty of this untamed polar landscape. Antarctica Flights have been leading the way in providing close-up encounters with the white continent on the ‘world’s most unique scenic flight.’ They have been exploring Antarctica by air since 1994 – that’s over 150 flights and almost 30 years pioneering a land that remains almost entirely undiscovered.

Board a privately chartered Qantas 787 Dreamliner, you will experience unparalleled Antarctic viewing, with up to 4 hours over the ice. With 19 different routes, no two flights are ever the same. The average flight duration is approximately 12.5 hours, travelling between 9,500 and 10,500 km. You can expect to see your first scattered ice followed by dozens of icebergs and ice floes approximately 3 hours into your flight. Enjoy the full Qantas service – including premium drinks, delicious meals and talks from Antarctic expeditioners to give you information on the regions you are expected to fly over and ‘life in general’ in Antarctica.

Win two Premium Economy seats on an Antarctica Flight valued at $7,998.

Valid for the 2024/2025 season departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth.  

Prize courtesy of Antarctica Flights

3rd Prize valued at $3,500


Oil on Canvas – 61 x 74 cm

Douglas began painting in watercolours, which evolved from his sketches he did whilst overseas in Asia, Europe and around Australia. He undertook painting courses with Max Angus and Patricia Giles. Under their mentorship, along with encouragement from fellow artist and mentor Jerzi Michalski, Douglas’ skills grew and enabled his move from paper to canvas. This was the medium that gave the artist greater contrast of colours and light and more control of the paint, which is not so achievable in watercolour.

A Glover Prize Finalist numerous times, Douglas received ‘Highly Commended’ by the judges for his work ‘Expatriate’ in 2016.

Whilst the painting is currently underway the Aurora Australis sitting in Hobart harbour is indicative of what the finished artwork will be and will therefore surely be a wonderful addition to the lucky winner’s wall.

4th Prize valued at $2,000


Fall in love with this museum gift pack valued at $2,000, carefully curated with an assortment of favourites from our museum visitors. Included, but not limited to, in this pack are Antarctic-themed books; a framed $100 banknote with the signatures of Dr Philip Law and Mawson’s daughters, Patricia Thomas and Jessica McEwin; plush toys and children’s products; T-shirts; other Antarctic-inspired items and memorabilia; and a free annual family pass to the Replica Museum!

Terms & Conditions

This raffle is being held for Mawson's Huts Foundation PO Box 290, North Sydney, NSW, 2059.

The Raffle commences on the 28th of August 2023, closes on the 3rd of December 2023 and will be drawn on the 3rd of December 2023 at Cnr Morrison & Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania at 3pm. The draw will be conducted using a RaffleLink System draw process. Ticket buyers do not have to be present at the draw. Winners will be contacted by email within 2 days after draw. Winners may also receive a phone call from the raffle organisers. Details of the Winner(s) will be displayed at and State(s) where tickets are on sale ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS, VIC.

The total amount of tickets available for sale in South Australia is 21749.

Participation - The following persons are ineligible to purchase tickets for themselves or on behalf of any other person:  a) Office holders and employees of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation; b) The raffle organisers/nominee of the raffle; and c) Relatives* of office holders, employees and the raffle organisers/nominee. *Note: "Relative" means spouse (including de facto spouse), parent, child or sibling (whether of full or half-blood).

Prize Claim –Winners have 12 months from the date of notification to claim their prize.

Redraw Policy - If a winner resides in either the ACT, NSW or SA and their prize is not claimed by 12 months after notification then another ticket for this prize will be drawn from ACT or NSW or SA entrants only via an online random picker at 3pm on 3rd December 2024 at The Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum, Cnr Morrison & Argyle Streets, Hobart. The redraw winner has 12 months from date of notification to claim their prize.

Unclaimed Prize - If a prize is not claimed after 12 months from notification of initial draw, or redraw where a redraw applies, then the raffle organiser will advise the regulatory bodies in each state as required and seek their direction and/or approval to sell the prize and apply the sale proceeds to the beneficiary’s purpose.

Permit/Licence for ACT R 23/00135, NSW GOCAU/2522, SA M14458, VIC 10298/23.

Persons under the age of 18 years are unable to enter.

The odds of winning the stated prizes based on the total possible ticket sales displayed are: 1st Prize 1/25000, 2nd Prize 1/24999, 3rd Prize 1/24998, 4th Prize 1/24997. Prizes are not transferable and non-cash prizes are not redeemable for cash unless otherwise stated or permitted by state regulations. Prizes may be substituted, subject to each participating state's legislative requirements. Some images are display only and may not be a true reflection of the prize.

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