Just over a century ago, Douglas Mawson set out from Tasmania with an intrepid band of brothers, explorers – chasing a seemingly impossible goal.

Together with their pack of faithful huskies, they headed south, guided only by the stars –uplifted by the vision of southern lights, a familiar purple and green cheerleader in the navy night sky.

Their story was of hardship, teamwork, danger, adventure. Bound together like brothers, they were a pack, loyal to the end.

Born out of a desire to grow professional sport in Tasmania, the Southern Huskies pursued a place in the Australian NBL. The journey towards this goal took the Huskies into New Zealand to play in the Sal’s NBL. An unscheduled expansion of the franchise took place with the development of the Hobart Huskies, with Men’s and Women’s teams playing in NBL1 in 2019. The Huskies played their first and last game in both leagues in 2019.

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