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Papers of Robert Olveston Summers, 1953-1956 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1693387
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Summers, Robert Olveston
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1953-1956] 
14 cm. (1 box) 
Summary

Diary and three scrapbooks relating to the 1954 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to Mawson, for which Summers was the Medical Officer. The diary covers the months from January 1954-February 1955. The scrapbooks include many newspaper clippings and photographs. The collection also includes slides and colour transparencies.

Biography/History

Summers accompanied the 1954 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to Mawson as Medical Officer, spending about 13 months in the Antarctic. He accompanied Robert Dovers on his exploratory journey to a point 69 degrees 40' south and went on other, shorter field trips. While in the Antarctic he also conducted physiological and biological research. He was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor-General on 24 January 1956.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9165.

Subjects Summers, Robert Olveston -- Archives.  |  Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1954.  |  Physicians -- Antarctica -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1953-1956 
Occupation Antarctic expeditionists.  |  Doctors.

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