Macquarie Island Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Topic: Places are similar and different
Student activity
Geography: Year 3 and Year 4

This is the student activity 1 of 3 of the Places are similar and different: Macquarie Island world heritage area learning activity.

Task No. 1

Macquarie Island Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Diary, 2 December 1911-31 December 1912 p 44
Hurley was the official photographer to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition
Exhibition of pictures taken during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition and other photographic studies by Frank Hurley
The Expedition Hut at Macquarie Island
Panorama looking south from Wireless Hill
The head of Caroline Cove, Macquarie Island
A baby sea-elephant alarmed, Macquarie Island
King penguins at Lusitania Bay
Victoria penguin & young
Macquarie Island R.F. 1:40000
Geological sketch of Macquarie Island

Analyse Sources relating to the survey of Macquarie Island as part of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson. The expedition left Hobart on 2nd December 1911 and sighted Macquarie Island on 11th December 1911. 

Explore the zoomable images of Sources 12 and 13: Leslie Blake’s relief map and geological sketch of Macquarie Island. Discuss the data presented in the maps, the elements of the maps and the mapping conventions used.

View contemporary images of the Macquarie Island World Heritage Area. Research the unique values that were promoted for its inclusion onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

Task No. 2

Macquarie Island World Heritage area

Download the resource and answer the questions about Macquarie Island World Heritage area.