Antarctica has an average elevation 2500 M, the highest of all the continents ( Australia’s average elevation is only 330 M). Cover images Mt. Tritoppen (front) and South Masson Range (back). Stamps images are Mt. Parsons, Mawson Escarpment, South Masson Range & David Range.
The David Range was sighted and named in February 1931 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition ( BANZARE) under Sir Douglas Mawson. The Mawson Escarpment was discovered by Flying Officer J. Seaton of the Australia National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1956 and named after Sir Douglas Mawson. The South Masson Range was discovered and named by BANZARE and mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition in 1936-37. Mt. Parsons is one of the most regularly ascended peak due to repeater installed on its summit.