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Sir Douglas Mawson and his Exploration Party

Sir Douglas Mawson and his Exploration Party

Sir Douglas Mawson and his Exploration Party

Sir Douglas Mawson and his Exploration Party
On 2 December 1911, Mawson departed from Hobert on the “Aurora”, bound for Macquarie Island, a sub-antarctic island 1500 kilometres south east of Tasmania and 1300 kilometres north of Antarctica. Here, he established a base before leaving on December 23 to explore the Antarctic continent.

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