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Pathfinders: Antarctica

Pathfinders help you to find information on a particular topic


Some of the great books on Antarctica are shown on the left hand side of this page. Use the catalogue to search for others. Don't forget to limit your search to the Stephens Library.

Britannica Online

Britannica Online, searchable from the main page, provides information on various aspects of Antarctica.  Choose the appropriate reading level by choosing your preferred option on the right hand side of the screen.  The 'Related' tab on the left hand side provides extra information including links to the best websites.

Aurora Australis

Tour of Aurora Australis

Take a virtual tour of the ship

A 4min video that shows you around the ship.


Mercury Newspaper article, Aug 8, 2013 New ice ship on way

This article provides information regarding a new ship to replace Aurora Australis.


Australian Antarctic Division website

This site provides two articles that provide a good description of the ships specifications:

Aurora Australis 1989 -

Aurora Australis


Internet Resources

Critter Cam

Learn about 9 different Antarctic animals by taking a virtual tour. 


In the Footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson

A great interactive site all about Sir Douglas Mawson and his Antarctic expeditions

Australian Antarctic Division: About Antarctica

Visit this site to find out information about a variety of topics including Antarctic wildlife, the environment and what it is like living in Antarctica.  Listen to the different sounds that you would hear in Antarctica, or take a tour of Davis Station.