Douglas, BANZARE

Scope and Content

  • MS 938/1;BJ Journal, 19 October 1929 to 8 April 1931 [Kept as aviator on board Discovery during two expeditions led by Mawson to Kemp and Enderby Land] holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, (BANZARE) 1929-1931 (leader Sir Douglas Mawson) made collections on Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen and Heard Island. The expedition charted and surveyed the coast and islands from Discovery and a plane. A visit to Kemp Land and Enderby Land proved them to be connected. They met the Norwegian (Christensen) Antarctic Expedition, 1929-1930 (leader Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen) on 14 January 1930, near Cape Ann where 45°E was agreed as a boundary between British and Norwegian activities. The territories claimed for Britain during this expedition became the Australian Antarctic Territories.



Related Material

The Institute holds several collections relating to this expedition.