Douglas Mawson

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Birthday
5, 1882
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 14, 1958 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1882
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 14, 1958 (76)

About

Antarctic explorer who wrote the popular book The Home of the Blizzard.

Before Fame

He studied and taught geology at the University of Adelaide.

Trivia

Robert Scott invited him on the famed Terra Nova expedition, but Mawson declined, and planned his own expedition instead.

Family Life

He and his family emigrated from England to Australia when he was young.

Associated With

Roald Amundsen was another key figures in what came to be known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.