Douglas Mawson

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?

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Sir Douglas Mawson was born on the 5 of May, 1882 and died on the 14th of October, 1958.
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What was Sir Douglas Mawson's second expedition?

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On Sir Douglas Mawson's second exploration, leading the first Australasian Antarctic Expedition, he departed on the boat Aurora from Hobart on 2 December 1911. He reached Commonwealth Bay on the Antarctic continent on 7 January 1912. He returned in 1914.
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Where was Sir Douglas Mawson buried?

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Mawson was buried at St Jude's Anglican Church, Brighton, Adelaide, South Australia.
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What did Sir Douglas Mawson discover?

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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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Did sir Douglas mawson eat dogs on hes expedition?

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Sir Douglas Mawson and Dr Xavier Metz had to when their team mate (Belgrave Ninnis) fell down a crevasse with most of the main supplies, so the two men were made to eat the dogs to stay alive
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What school did Douglas Mawson go to?

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For his primary years he went to Forest Lodge Public School, Glebe, Sydney and for high school he went to Fort Street
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What did Douglas Mawson do?

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he was an awesome explorer that was a part af the five man party. he was also very smart because at the age of 16 he went to the university of sydney
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When did Douglas Mawson go to Antarctica?

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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).
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What were Douglas Mawson's parents' names?

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Dad is Robert Ellis Mawson and mum is Margaret Ann Moore,
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What good did Douglas Mawson do?

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Sir Douglas Mawson assisted the discovery of Antartica. He helped by navigating and mapping the area of the South Pole.
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Why did sir Douglas mawson go ta antarctica?

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Sir Douglas Mawson went to Anarctica to discover and research it as not many people had been there in his time.
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What was Douglas Mawson's wife's name?

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His wife's name was Lady Fransisca Adriana Delprat and they married on the 31st of March, 1914.
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When did Douglas Mawson get married?

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In 1914, he married Paquita Delprat the woman he often thought of throughout his Antarctic ordeal.
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What equipment did Douglas Mawson take to Antarctica?

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He took canned food, rope, dogs, sledge
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Where did Douglas mawson live in Australia?

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he was near Sydney and moved to Adelaide after he graduated from uni
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How many siblings did Douglas Mawson have?

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1 he discovered 1 Actually the answer is 2