National Library of Australia
||Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2002
xii, 219 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Compares two Australian folk heroes, Mawson and Flynn, and analyses the reasons for their popularity. It raises a number of topical issues including the role of Australia in the international management of Antarctica; Flynn's treatment of the Aboriginal people; and relationships between the country and the bush.
- Prelude: Beltana, South Australia, 1911
- Part I. Mawson of the Antarctic: the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14: 1. 'Life opens up to one': the call of the Antarctic frontier; 2. 'Weirdness and beauty': The Antarctic wilderness; 3. 'True scientists for everything': The technological frontier; 4. 'The dear old penguins': At home in Antarctic nature
- Interlude: From the Ice to the Inland
- Part II. Flynn of the Inland, 1900-32: 5. 'Bushborn conquerors over nature': The city, the bush, and the frontier ideal; 6. 'Australia is a weird land': Frontier anxieties; 7. 'Essential unity': The organic nation; 8. 'A mantle of safety': Domesticating the frontierFinale: 'A wild precision, a strict disorder'.
Bibliography: p. 196-213.
||Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958. | Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958 -- Journeys -- Antarctica. | Flynn, John, 1880-1951. | Australian Inland Mission. | Australasian Antarctic Expedition, (1911-1914) | Discoveries in geography. | Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration. | Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
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