A samurai sword in the museum's collection symbolises a spirit of scientific co-operation and friendship between nations. Find out how Australia, Japan and Antarctic exploration are linked through the history of this sword.
The story behind the Shirase sword...
The expedition camped in Sydney's Parsley bay over the winter of 1911.
Biographies and personal stories
The history and recent borrowing of the sword by a Japanese museum.
Shirase expedition supporters, Sydney, 1911
Dot Miller's Shirase expedition autograph book, 1911
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