Carpenters restore polar buildings3 March 2006
A team of carpenters have undertaken restoration work on polar explorer Douglas Mawson's hut in Antarctica.
The four-man team repaired the roof of the hut, one of a series of buildings erected at Commonwealth Bay during the early 20th century.
Amazingly, the roof was still intact when the carpenters arrived, though grooves had been worn into timbers by the wind and ice, and nails had popped up.
Three other huts remain at Commonwealth Bay but the main sleeping/living building was the only one to retain its roof in the harsh climate.