You have to be lucky: Antarctic and other adventures

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Kangaroo Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 200 pages
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A collection of 22 stories spanning the period between 1947 and 1966 during which the author was involved in adventures as diverse as the first scuba dive in Antarctic waters, the first Australia-Antarctic flight and the founding of Davis Station - now Australia's largest Antarctic base. These tales are about unmapped lands and seas to the extreme south of Australia, as well as less glamorous locations such as the Bogon High plains and Mount Kosciusko. There are chapters about a hurricane in Prydz Bay, scuba diving in the Antarctic, sledging to Lichen Island, establishing Davis Station, and exploring Oates Land. Whilst avoiding serious injury on many occasions the author is reluctant to place too much emphasis on his good luck. Includes a centre section of black & white photographs, a glossary of ice terms, and an index.

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Acknowledgments
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Beyond Kerguelen Henry Lawson
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Introduction
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