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Papers of Sir Douglas Mawson, 1911-1931 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2194260
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1911-1931] 
0.15 m. (1 box) 
Summary

A collection of diaries and log books providing a daily account of life on Macquarie Island, during Mawson's expedition to Antarctica, 1911-1914. They include Blake's handwritten official diary, January 1912-October 1913; three of Hamilton's biological log books, 1 January 1912 to 3 April 1913, with daily entries; a 4 paged typed manuscript by Sawyer concerning disturbance to radio communications between Macquarie Island, Adelie Island and other stations; a four-page typed and annotated report by Mawson in 1915 on soils on Macquarie Island. Also includes logs kept on board The Discovery, during the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 2 Nov. 1930-2 March 1931 comprising the engineer's daily reports and the 2nd Officer's log.

Biography/History

Mawson was an Antarctic explorer. Further biographical information at http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-503844

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6650.

Associated materials: Papers of the Mawson family, 1898-1997 MS Acc10.207.

Subjects Mawson, Douglas, - Sir, - 1882-1958 - Archives.  |  Discovery (Ship)  |  British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition - (1929-1931)  |  Australasian Antarctic Expedition - (1911-1914)  |  Explorers - Australia - Archives.  |  Geologists - Australia - Archives.  |  Soils - Macquarie Island.  |  Macquarie Island (Tas.)  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1911-1931 
Occupation Explorers.  |  Geologists.
Other authors/contributors Hamilton, H  |  Blake, L. R. (Leslie Russel), 1890-1918

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