Exemplar: Mawson

Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson
1882-1958
Geologist, Explorer, Academic.
Leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
Chartered the Antarctic coastline.
First man to South Magnetic Pole.
First man to ascend Mount Erebus, Antarctica.
Australian.

For more of our illustrious exemplars, see Hillary, Mackenzie, Armstrong, Cook, Jenner and Philip.

6 thoughts on “Exemplar: Mawson

    1. His story is spellbinding. Can you imagine losing your two fellow adventurers in Antarctica back then and then falling down an ice crevice alone, pulling yourself out, then trudging another 200 miles, eating your dogs on the way before running out of food! Hero indeed.

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      1. I didn’t know there was one. I’ll look it up. Thanks for letting me know. You’re the font of all wisdom, both here and on your amazing website! Keep up the good work.

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      2. Thanks for your link. Mawson was a South Australian so I’m not sure of the Tasmanian connection, though of course it’s closest to Antarctica. What do you like about Tasmania apart from those devils?

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