The collection comprises of correspondence relating primarily to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 (leader Douglas Mawson).
Walter Atack collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Walter Atack
- Dates of Creation1913
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (Circa 2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Walter Garwood Atack was born in 1869. He was the editor of the Canterbury Times a New Zealand publication. This paper was first published in 1865, a weekly paper for the people living outside of the city of Christchurch. He died in 1954
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and National Register of Archives and Manuscripts, New Zealand and Christchurch City Library
Other Finding Aids
Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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