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Papers, 1953-1959 [manuscript]
Bib ID 398648
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Elliott, Fred
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1953-1959 
14 cm. (1 box) 
Summary

1. Typescript diary extracts of the 1953-54 Heard Island expedition describing the establishment of the Australian base on the Antarctic continent at Mawson, 13 Jan-17 Mar. 1954, and an account of two attempts by John Bechervaise, Peter Shaw and Fred Elliott to climb the mountain Big Ben on Heard Island, 19 Aug.-18 Nov. 1953. Includes colour photocopies of photographs and maps. 2. Diaries of the 1955-56 Mawson expedition, 7 Jan. - 31 Dec. 1955 & 1 Jan.-6 Mar. 1956. 3. Diary of the 1958 Mawson expedition, 3 Jan. 1958- 28 Feb. 1959. 4. Scrapbook, 1954-59, containing newspaper cuttings on ANARE expeditions (particularly 1958) and Dr Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary's treks to the South Pole with the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

Biography/History

Fred Elliott was a weather observer with the Australian National Antarctic Research (ANARE) expeditions to Heard Island (1953), and Mawson base in Antarctica (1955 & 1958). Extracts from Fred Elliott's diaries have been published in the ANARE Club journal Aurora.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 9442.

Photocopies (diaries)

Subjects Shaw, Peter.  |  Elliott, Fred - Archives.  |  Bechervaise, John - (John Mayston), - 1910-1998.  |  Heard Island (Heard and McDonald Islands) - Discovery and exploration.  |  Antarctica - Discovery and exploration - Australian.
Time Coverage 1953-1959 
Occupation Antarctic expeditionists.

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