Lady Spy, Gentleman Explorer: The Life of Herbert Dyce Murphy: The Most Extraordinary Australian You've Never Heard Of
Biography of spy and Antarctic explorer Herbert Dyce Murphy. Tells of his rejection of his wealthy upbringing in favour of apprenticing himself to a wool clipper and then going whaling in the Arctic. Recounts his time as a spy in drag for British intelligence before World War I and his trip to Antarctica with the Mawson expedition in 1911. Includes photographs, list of expeditioners and ship's officers, glossary, notes on sources and selected bibliography.
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