Harold Hamilton (1885 - 1937)
Biographical Notes

Biologist - Aurora 1911-1913

Single, born in Napier, New Zealand. Graduate of the Otago University. Besides being employed on the New Zealand Geological Survey, he acted as Entomological Collector to the Dominion Museum at Wellington. A member of the Macquarie Island Party, of which he was the Biologist for two years, H. Hamilton visited the Antarctic during the final cruise of the `Aurora' in the summer of 1913-1914.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic

Hamilton albino giant petrel

Hamilton and an albino giant petrel
Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

Hamilton with the Skeleton of a sea-elephant

Hamilton served in WW1 in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in Harwich, England and aboard the Athenic and as part of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Patrol (Motor-Boat Service).

In 1927 he became the first Director of the Rotorua School of Maori arts and crafts, New Zealand.

He died on the 31st of December 1937 at the age of 52 in Rotorua and is buried in the cemetary on Sala Street.

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