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Madigan's account : the Mawson expedition : the Antarctic diaries of C.T. Madigan, 1911-1914 / transcribed by J.W. Madigan
Bib ID 6150874
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Madigan, C. T. (Cecil Thomas), 1889-1947, author
 
Description [North Hobart, Tasmania] : Wellington Bridge Press, 2012 
©2012 
viii, 608 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 26 cm 
ISBN 9781921767098
Summary

"These diaries describe the experiences of Cecil Thomas Madigan in Antarctica as a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition. There were three landed parties: one of five men on Macquarie Island led by George Frederick Ainsworth, one the Western Party of eight men on the Shackleton Ice Shelf led by John Robert Francis Wild, and the third and largest party of eighteen men led by Douglas Mawson based at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay... One of these outward journeys ended in tragedy on 14th December 1912. A handful of men were required to remain for a second year to recover any survivors, and until the ship 'Aurora' could again make its way through the ice to Commonwealth Bay..."--Back cover.

Notes

Includes indexes and appendices.

"These diaries are transcribed in their entirety (save for some calculations and tables), the only editing being for diaries 4 and 5... The Sledging Diary has additional material from the Notebook not originally included. During the long winter of 1913, Cecil typed a narrative of his Journey, and this is included as Appendix II. I have added the photographs and the plates."--Introduction by Julia Wynnis Madigan, September 2012.

Pages [503-589] numbered separately as pages [1]-87: Narrative of the Eastern Coastal Party, A.A.E., 1911-14 (Appendix II).

Illustrated endpapers, featuring facsimile of diary text.

Subjects Madigan, C. T. (Cecil Thomas), 1889-1947 -- Diaries.  |  Mawson, Douglas Sir, 1882-1958.  |  Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-1914)  |  Explorers -- Australia -- Diaries.  |  Explorers -- Antarctica -- Diaries.  |  Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Australian.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Madigan, J. W. (Julia Wynnis), transcriber
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Narrative of the Eastern Coastal Party, A.A.E., 1911-14.

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