- MS 575/9;MJ Sledging journal, 10 November 1912 to 10 January 1913, 1 volume, microfilm
Hurley, Australasian Antarctic Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 James Hurley/Australasian Antarctic Expedition
- Dates of Creation10 November 1912 to 10 January 1913
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionJournal The journal is on microfilm.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 (leader Douglas Mawson) established three bases, one on Macquarie Island, the others at Cape Denison and the Shackleton Ice Shelf. Sledging parties from the Cape Denison base explored the eastern coast, the southern area towards the Magnetic Pole and the western coastal mountains.
From the Cape Denison station a sledging party consisting of Mawson, Ninnes and Mertz explored the icecap to the south. (Only Mawson returned). The party on the Shackleton Ice Shelf carried out explorations including the assent of Gaussberg on the Davis Strait. The party on Macquarie Island led by George F Ainsworth established a wireless station and explored the island during their 23 month stay. Aurora searched for the non existent 'Royal Company Island' and visited Auckland Islands.
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This is a copy
The original Journal is held by the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia (1982)