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Diary, 1950-1953 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1645464
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Gibbney, Leslie
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1950-1953 
7 cm. (1 vol., 1 folder) 
Summary

Gibbney's diary of the 1950 and 1952 Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions to Heard Island. The diaries provide a detailed account of life and conditions on the island as well as his research into the Island seal population and other island fauna. The diary also throws light on other significant events, including the medical emergency and eventual evacuation of the medical officer, Dr Serge Udovikoff, in July 1950, and the deaths of radio operator Dick Hoseason and dog hadler, Alastair (Jock) Forbes in May 1952. The collection consists of Gibney's handwritten diary; a hard copy transcript that includes maps supplied by Gibney and inserted to assist in understanding the diary and an electronic version of the transcript.

Biography/History

Biologist with the 1950 and 1952 Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions to Heard Island. Officer-in-Charge of the 1952 Expedition.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 9392.

Subjects Gibbney, Leslie - Diaries.  |  Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions.  |  Biologists - Antarctica - Diaries.  |  Heard Island (Heard and McDonald Islands) - Discovery and exploration.
Occupation Biologists.  |  Antarctic expeditionists.

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