Commonwealth Bay & Cape Denison attractions

Historic Site in Commonwealth Bay & Cape Denison

Mawson's Main Hut

Mawson intended to have two separate huts, one housing 12 men, the other six. But it was decided to join the two, creating an accommodation area and a workshop. The larger building, about 53 sq meters, was rimmed on…
Historic Site in Commonwealth Bay & Cape Denison

Magnetograph House & Magnetic Absolute Hut

Cape Denison’s location close to the South Magnetic Pole makes it an ideal place to observe Earth’s magnetic field. Magnetograph House and Magnetic Absolute Hut, northeast of the Main Hut, were where this work was c…
Landmark in Commonwealth Bay & Cape Denison

Memorial Cross

Erected in November 1913, this memorial atop Azimuth Hill, northwest of the Main Hut, pays tribute to Xavier Mertz and Belgrave Ninnis.
Historic Site in Commonwealth Bay & Cape Denison

Transit Hut

East of Mawson's Main Hut, this building was used as shelter while star-sighting to determine Cape Denison’s exact position.