Ursa (left) and Morrie at Mawson, in front of husky Arne.
Source: Diana Patterson
Photographer: Diana Patterson
The last huskies.
Australia kept huskies in Antarctica from 1954. In 1991 Australia signed an environmental treaty on Antarctica that required all dogs to be removed to reduce the impact of introduced species.
The last Australian huskies, including Morrie and Ursa, were removed from Mawson research station in December 1993; Morrie and Ursa lived in retirement for over six years after returning to Australia.
They will be on display throughout International Polar Year.