Tasmanian Polar Network celebrates their 30th anniversary with a reception at Government House.

Hobart’s Antarctic community came together to celebrate a frosty milestone last month! The Tasmanian Polar Network (TPN) marked over 30 years of connecting people to the southern continent with a reception fit for the occasion – held at none other than Government House.

Current and past members, including a reunion of nearly all the TPN chairs, filled the historic building. Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker, Governor of Tasmania, kicked things off by highlighting Hobart’s deep ties to Antarctica.

Following the Governor’s warm welcome, TPN Chair Richard Fader took the stage to share some icy cool highlights from the network’s impressive 30-year journey. The Honourable Jeremy Rockliff MP then celebrated Hobart’s continued role as an Antarctic gateway and raised a toast to the TPN’s enduring legacy.

But the real star of the night? An incredible ice sculpture, generously donated by Hobart City Council, that kept things cool in more ways than one!

A huge thanks to everyone who made this a truly memorable celebration!