Mawson’s Huts Foundation

AAP Mawson’s Huts Foundation

The Australian Associated Press (AAP) was established in Melbourne in 1935 and is an independent company that supplies news and information within Australia and to the Australian bases in Antarctica. The AAP Mawson’s Huts Foundation was established in 1996 to execute conservation works and to prepare a maintenance strategy for Mawson’s Huts Historic Site. The Foundation, in co-operation with the Australian Heritage Commission and the Australian Antarctic Division, and with financial support provided by the Commonwealth Government, has funded seven expeditions to Cape Denison. An expedition is currently (as of July 2009) being planned for the 2009-10 season.