Douglas Mawson was an Antarctic explorer from Australia. He authored the book The Home of the Blizzard, which told of his adventures.
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What are Sir Douglas Mawson's birth and death dates?
What was Sir Douglas Mawson's second expedition?
What did Sir Douglas Mawson discover?
As a geologist, Sir Douglas Mawson contributed greatly to our scientific knowledge. However, as an explorer he made two major discoveries. He was part of the first ascent of Mount Erebus on Ross Island and discovered the Magnetic South Pole, both as a member of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod expedition. He also led his own expedition to Antarctica, the Australasian Antarctica Expedition, and he mapped a great deal of the coastline of George V Land on this expedition.
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When did Douglas Mawson go to Antarctica?
Douglas Mawson went to Antarctica four times. On the first occasion, he was part of Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition. Together with Australian geologists Professor Edgeworth David and naval surgeon Alistair Mackay, Mawson was the first to reach the magnetic South Pole on 16 January 1909. On his second exploration, leading the first Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Mawson, on the boat Aurora departed from Hobart on 2 December 1911. He reached Commonwealth Bay on the Antarctic continent on 7 January 1912. He returned in 1914. Mawson undertook two more explorations in Antarctica; one in 1929 and the last in 1931, leading the first and second British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditions (BANZARE).