|Antarctica Picture | Antarctica Cruise | Facts | History | Boots | Store | Clothes | Whales | Books | Video | Schools | Forum | Site Map | FIDS / OAE's|
|History: The Heroic Age | Historical timeline | Geological timeline | Ships of the explorers | Explorers quiz||Antarctic Expeditions crew lists and biographies|
|Explorers: Amundsen Fram pictures | von Bellingshausen - Vostok and Mirny | Borschgrevink - Southern Cross | Bruce - Scotia | Charcot Français Pourquoi-Pas? | Dumont D'Urville - Astrolabe and Zéléé | von Drygalski - Gauss | de Gerlache - Belgica | Mawson Aurora | Nordenskjöld - Antarctic | Ross - Erebus and Terror | Scott: Discovery South Pole The journey to the pole Pictures | Shackleton: Nimrod Endurance Quest|
|Ebooks: The South Pole - Amundsen | Home of the Blizzard - Mawson | Last Expedition - Scott | South - Shackleton|
George Harris Sarjeant Dovers (21) - Mawson 1911-1914 Cartographer
Single, of Sydney, New South Wales, was completing
his term for Licensed Surveyor in the service of the Commonwealth
Government when he joined the Expedition. He was in the Antarctic
for two summers and one winter, being stationed with the Western
Party (Queen Mary Land). A member of several sledging parties, he
acted as Cartographer to the party which reached Gaussberg.
"…everything is just ripping, we are landing in a place
that will make the whole civilized world wonder … when I think of
the all the fellows slaving in offices in cities when there is all
this beautiful God’s world to explore & all its wonders to see,
I pity them, this is living not merely existing, I cannot do justice
to my subject on paper, it is too wonderful."
"...his (George Dovers) son and my father Robert George Dovers also went to the Antarctic - expeditions to Heard and Macquarie Islands in 1947 and 1949; he was the sole Australian member of the 1952 French expedition when Port Martin base burned down and he and 6 French men volunteered to stay in temporary huts for the year when the base expedition was abandoned; and was the leader of the party that established Mawson Base in 1954 - a nice twist."
Received from Janet Dovers, granddaughter of George Dovers
Landmarks named after George Harris Sarjeant Dovers
Biographical information - This is a difficult
area to research, I am concentrating on the Polar experiences of
the men involved. Any further information or pictures visitors may
have is gratefully received. Please email
- Paul Ward, webmaster.
What are the chances that my ancestor was an unsung part of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration?
|Douglas Mawson Books and Print|
Portrait of Sir Douglas Mawson
Shackleton's 1914-17 Trans-Antarctica Expedition on Twitter - follow us now to get the story 100 years to the day later. @danthewhaler
Site Map |
Antarctica Stock Photos |
| Antarctic Clothing