Douglas Mawson

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Sir Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson (5 May 188214 October 1958) was an English-born Australian explorer and professor of geology.


The Home of the Blizzard (1915)[edit]

online text at Project Gutenberg
  • If we ignore the facts contained in one part of the world, surely we are hampering scientific advance.
  • We had found an accursed country. On the fringe of an unspanned continent along whose gelid coast our comrades had made their home—we knew not where—we dwelt where the chill breath of a vast, Polar wilderness, quickening to the rushing might of eternal blizzards, surged to the northern seas.

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