The Home of the Blizzard: The Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

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Wakefield Press, 1930 - Antarctica - 438 pages
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Condensed version of a work first published in two volumes in London in 1915 and later as an abridged popular edition in 1930. Written by one of Australia's foremost explorers of the Antarctic region. Contains a detailed account of the Australasian Antarctic expedition's daily subsistence, its scientific endeavours and the epic sledge journey in 1912Q13 during which Mawson's companions ,Ninnis and Mertz, both perished. Illustrated with over 90 original photographs depicting the wildlife, the harsh living conditions and the spirit of the explorers. Includes two appendixes and an index. Mawson is best remembered for his pioneering feats in the Antarctic region and was knighted for his achievements in 1914.

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Sir Douglas Mawson was an Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer born in 1882. In 1909, he was among the first party to reach the Magnetic South Pole as a member of Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition. He manned his own expedition to Antarctica in 1911. He died in 1958 and was given a state funeral in Australia, where he was a national hero.

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