Hobart Student Creates History

Tassie's Little Icebreaker

Hobart Student Creates History Image | @JoshFrydenberg

Hobart's Haidar Alnasser recently won a competition to name Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker and this week he created history as one of the first children to set foot on Antarctica.

14 year old Haidar lead a group of students from St Virgil’s College and Secret Harbour Primary School in Western Australia to become the first children to fly to to the continent as part of the Australian Antarctic Program.




The year 5-8 students who named the RSV Nuyina (due to arrive in Hobart in 2020) flew the 6000km round-trip from Hobart to Australia’s Wilkins Aerodrome on Antarctica and spent three hours on the ice meeting Australian scientists and expeditioners.

The kids were joined by Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg who said it was a unique trip of a lifetime for the students.

Josh Frydenberg joined Triple M’s Dave Noonan Show and described the experience in the far South


Haidar Alnasser also joined Dave & Al