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Dr. Leslie H. Whetter - Biographical Notes

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Dr. Leslie H. Whetter (29) - Mawson 1911-1914 Surgeon

Single. He graduated at Otago University, New Zealand, and joined the Expedition as Surgeon, acting in that capacity at the Main Base (Adélie Land) during 1912. He accompanied a sledging party which explored to the westward of Winter Quarters.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic

Landmarks named after Dr. Leslie H. Whetter

Feature Name: Whetter Nunatak
Feature Type: summit
Latitude: 6658S
Longitude: 14301E
Description:  A small rock outcrop on the coastal ice slopes near the sea, situated 8 mi ENE of Cape Denison on the E shore of Commonwealth Bay. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.


Dr Leslie H. Whetter negotiating a dangerous stretch of broken ice along the coastal downfalls near the Winter Quarters, at the foot of the Great Ice Barrier, Commonwealth Bay, Adelie Land, Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

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