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Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age
- Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
- By: Peter FitzSimons
- Narrated by: Paul English
- Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
Australia's best-selling nonfiction author of all time. 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.
The Ice Men
- By Vivien on 29-04-2018
I grew up reading about Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton but I knew nothing about Mawson he was just the face on the Australia $100 bank note. Mawson’s did not reach the South Pole like Amundsen and Scott, but his hunger for exploration and scientific knowledge in the antarctic and his survival story was truely epic. A story that all Australians should read, it is a big book but it is well worth it.