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Mawson: Peter FitzSimons ; read by Paul English.

Mawson: Peter FitzSimons ; read by Paul English.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
CD 919.89 FITZ
Adult Spoken Word Compact Disc   Double Bay . On Loan . 17 Nov 2021
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Field name Details
ISBN 9781742856100
Author FitzSimons, Peter
Title Mawson [sound recording] / Peter FitzSimons ; read by Paul English.
Edition MP3 ed.
Publisher/Date Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, p2011.
Pagination etc. 2 sound discs (MP3 CD) (23 hr., 57 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Contents note Unabridged.
MP3 CD.
Bolinda Audio: BAB 111121.
Performer note Read by Paul English.
Summary Note Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, he led an expedition from Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz. After five weeks, tragedy struck. Ninnis was swallowed whole by a snow-covered crevasse, and Mawson and Mertz realised it was too dangerous to go on. With the scant food and provisions they had left, turning back was almost equally perilous. Their dwindling supplies forced them to kill their dogs to feed the other dogs, at first, and then themselves. Hunger, sickness and despair eventually got the better of Mertz, and he succumbed to madness and then to death. Mawson found himself all alone, 160 miles from safety, with next to no food.
Subject - Name Mawson, Douglas -- Sir, 1882-1958 -- Travel -- Antarctica
Subject Explorers -- Australia -- Biography
Talking books
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Australian
Added Author English, Paul (Narrator)
Shelf Location CD 919.89 FITZ
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