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