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Papers of Duncan Alexander Brown, 1955-1962 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1941279
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Brown, D. A. (Duncan Alexander), 1925-
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1955-1962] 
0.82 m. (5 boxes) + 1 folder + 2 volumes. 
Summary

MS 9452 comprises papers assembled by Alex Brown during his expeditions to Macquarie Island, 1956, Mawson Station, 1958, and Davis Station, 1961, in Antarctica. The papers include personal messages sent to his family, official monthly newsletters, a catalogue of lichens and algae collected on Macquarie Island, a diary of a four month traverse south of Mawson Station, nest records and logs for research into snow petrels, 1958-1962. The collection also includes Davis Station and Platcha weather station radio logs, newspaper cuttings and photographs and slides of Macquarie Island and Antarctica, including expeditioners, wildlife and landscapes.

The Acc07/128 instalment consists of a small box containing 19 colour slides showing the wandering albatross and other wildlife.

The Acc09/55 instalment comprises two hardbound diaries: 1. Personal handwritten diary of biologist Kent Keith, entitled "A year on Macquarie Island, 1956"; 2. Extract from Alex Brown's "A voyage of discovery on the NV Valla Dan and a year at Mawson, 1958".

Biography/History

Radio telegraphist. Duncan Alexander Brown was a member of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) to Macquarie Island, 1956, Mawson Station, 1958, and Davis Station, 1961.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9452, MS Acc07/128, MS Acc09/55.

Reproduction Some photocopies. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Manuscript Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms9452 
Subjects Brown, D. A. - (Duncan Alexander), - 1925- - Archives.  |  Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions.  |  Telegraph - Antarctica - Employees - Archives.  |  Scientific expeditions - Antarctica.  |  Lichens - Catalogs and collections - Tasmania - Macquarie Island.  |  Algae - Catalogs and collections - Tasmania - Macquarie Island.  |  Birds - Antarctica.  |  Macquarie Island (Tas.) - Discovery and exploration.  |  Macquarie Island (Tas.) - Discovery and exploration - Photographs.  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration - Australian.  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration - Australian - Photographs.
Time Coverage 1955-1962 
Occupation Telegraph workers.  |  Antarctic expeditionists.
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