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Physicist, acting subsequently as master Nimrod 1907-09
Born on a farm at Shipley, Yorkshire, England in 1882, his mother was originally from the Isle of Man. Educated in Australia.
Organiser and Leader of the Australasian Antarctic
Expedition previously a member of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic
Expedition of 1907-1909, being one of the party under Professor David
which reached the South Magnetic Pole. A graduate in Science and Engineering
of Sydney and Adelaide Universities, he had filled for some time the
post of Lecturer in Mineralogy and Petrology at the Adelaide University.
The only survivor of a party sledging to the east from the Main Base
in the summer of 1912-1913.
Landmarks named after Douglas Mawson
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