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Transcript 4687

TRANSFER OF ANTARCTIC DIVISION TO KINGSTON, TASMANIA, 17 APRIL 1978

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 17/04/1978

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 4687

-J 3AUSTRALIA
PRIME MINISTER
FOR PRESS 17 APRIL 1978
Transfer of Antarctic Division to Kingston,
Tasmania
The Prime Minister today announced that as part of the
Government's implementation of the Callaghan Report ( Structure
of Industry and Employment Situation in Tasmania) he has
written to the Premier of Tasmania, the Honourable D. A. Lowe,
suggesting that discussions, aimed at assisting the
Tasmanian tourist industry, be held in relation to the
construction of the new headquarters for the Antarctic Division
of the Commonwealth Department of Science.
There is potential to develop the new headquarters into a
tourist attraction by incorporating displays depicting Antarctic
operations both past and present in the building comples.
The discussions will also look at the possibility of constructing
a replica of Mawson' s hut in a landscaped area adjacent to the
main entrance. It would be complementary to the display areas
and would contain artifacts from Mawson' s and other Antarctic
expeditions. The Prime MInister also announced that, arising out of the
Government's decisions on the Callaghan Report he is considering
what options are available for accelerating the-transfer of
the Antarctic Division to Kingston.

Transcript 4687