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Douglas Mawson : the survivor.

Author: Bill MurphyPaul ButlerDavid ParerJohn LarkingAndrew BarryAll authors
Publisher: Australia : A co-production between the Antarctic Division, Department of Science and Technology and the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film : National government publication   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Australia owes its claim of 40% of Antarctic territory to Douglas Mawson, who led scientific expeditions to the Antarctic and was the first to identify uranium in Australia. During an expedition to Antarctica in 1912, his two companions perished, leaving an ill and weak Mawson to struggle back alone to a base camp at Commonwealth Bay - the greatest story of lone survival in Polar exploration. A reconstruction of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Douglas Mawson, Sir
Material Type: Government publication, Film, National government publication
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Murphy; Paul Butler; David Parer; John Larking; Andrew Barry; John Peiniger; Rowan Butler; Australian Broadcasting Commission.; Australia. Antarctic Division.
OCLC Number: 220275313
Credits: Producer, photographer, David Parer; editor, Bill Murphy; sound, Andrew Barry.
Cast: John Larking.
Paul Butler, John Peiniger, Rowan Butler.
Description: 1 film reel (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.

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Australia owes its claim of 40% of Antarctic territory to Douglas Mawson, who led scientific expeditions to the Antarctic and was the first to identify uranium in Australia. During an expedition to Antarctica in 1912, his two companions perished, leaving an ill and weak Mawson to struggle back alone to a base camp at Commonwealth Bay - the greatest story of lone survival in Polar exploration. A reconstruction of the tragic expedition is the pivot of the documentary, which also includes interviews with the explorer- scientist's daughter, contemporaries and students.

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