Douglas Mawson





Douglas Mawson


Born
in Australia
May 05, 1882

Died
October 14, 1958


An Australian Antarctic explorer and geologist. Along with Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, Mawson was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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The Home Of The Blizzard: A...

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“In no department can a leader spend time more profitably than in the selection of the men who are to accomplish the work.”
Douglas Mawson

“The tranquillity of the water heightened the superb effects of this glacial world. Majestic tabular bergs whose crevices exhaled a vaporous azure; lofty spires, radiant turrets and splendid castles; honeycombed masses illumined by pale green light within whose fairy labyrinths the water washed and gurgled. Seals and penguins on magic gondolas were the silent denizens of this dreamy Venice. In the soft glamour of the midsummer midnight sun, we were possessed by a rapturous wonder—the rare thrill of unreality.”
Douglas Mawson, The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

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