Biography
Biography
Jun 21, 2016
Douglas Mawson 1: The Pole Hunters
Play • 22 min

Douglas Mawson is one of the great explorers of Antarctica, and regarded as a hero in Australia. His first journey to the frozen continent was as a member of the Shackleton expedition, and he was given the task of finding the magnetic south pole.

Guest: Dr David Day (Historian and Emeritus of La Trobe University).

Books:
Flaws in the Ice: In search of Douglas Mawson (Scribe, 2013)
Antarctica: A Biography (Oxford, 2012)

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