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Papers of Sir Douglas Mawson, 1911-1931 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2194260
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958
 
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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 Sir Douglas Mawson's expedition to Antarctica, 1911-1914. They include Leslie Russell Blake's handwritten official diary, January 1912-October 1913; four of Harold Hamilton's biological log books, 1 January 1912 to 30 May 1913, with daily entries; a four-page typed manuscript by Arthur John Sawyer (Macquarie Island senior wireless operator 1912) 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 and extracts from the diary of Charles T. Harrisson (Western Base Team Biologist) of an overland journey on December 14th and 15th, 1911, from the North end to the South end of Macquarie Island. This collection also includes logs kept on board The Discovery, during the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 2 November 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.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-938384623

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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