Douglas Mawson

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December 2, 1911 – Douglas Mawson departs Hobart to commence his Antarctic exploration

Australian Antarctic explorer, Douglas Mawson, was born on 5 May 1882, in Yorkshire, but his family emigrated to Australia in 1884. He studied geology at Sydney University, and was appointed geologist to an expedition to the New Hebrides in 1903. After this, he returned to Australia to become a lecturer in petrology and mineralogy at … Continue reading

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