From the collection of Urrbrae House, Glen Osmond, South Australia we learn about the 'land of hope and glory'.
Antarctica is the coldest and most desolate place on Earth, a continent twice as big as Australia, with the South Pole in the centre. Imagine being in a place where the sun never rises in winter - it is dark for six months of the year, with blizzards and freezing winds that blow at over 100km/h. The temperature can drop to an incredibly cold 89 degrees below zero! In summer it doesn’t get much warmer, but the sun stays in the sky for the entire six months. This means the Antarctic summer is one long continuous day.
Platypus Pioneer Progress - the Bulwinkel Family's bedspread made from 100 year-old polatypus skins.
Be one of the first to see a rare 100 year old platypus rug from the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney...