Ninnis, correspondence

Scope and Content

  • MS 1564/1;D Letter, 15 May 1911 [Regarding his new employment with Australasian Antarctic Expedition]
  • MS 1564/2;D Letter, 31 July 1911 [On board Aurora, describing conditions on board]
  • MS 1564/3;D Letter, 24 August to 20 September 1911 [Describing life on board Aurora, rough diagram of ship's layout, list of officers and dogs] 15 leaves
  • MS 1564/4;D Letter, 19 October 1911 to 27 October 1911 [Further chat about his life on Aurora] 11 leaves
  • MS 1564/7;D Letter, 18 November 1911 [Postcard of Aurora, sent from Tasmania]
  • MS 1564/5;D Letter, 1 December 1911 [On eve of sailing south from Hobart]
  • MS 1564/6;D Letter, 6 January 1912 [From latitude 67° South, longitude 145° East] 2 leaves
  • MS 1564/8;D Note written on back of picture of Aurora lying in the Roath Basin at Cardiff

Administrative / Biographical History

The correspondence was written during the early stages of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 (leader Douglas Mawson). All the letters are to H E Meade.