Doorly, Gerald S. (Gerald Stokely), 1880-1956

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Gerald Stokely Doorly was born in Trinidad on 4 June 1880. In 1895, he joined HMS Worcester to train for the Merchant Navy. He served as Third Officer on board Morning (Captain William Colbeck) during the two British Relief Expeditions, 1902-1903 and 1903-1904, organized to assist the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott). He emigrated to New Zealand in 1905 and continued to serve in the Merchant Navy, achieving command and serving throughout the First World War. In 1925, he moved to Melbourne, Australia, becoming a Port Phillip pilot. He returned to New Zealand in 1951 and died in Dunedin on 3 November 1956.

Published work, In the wake, an autobiography Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. London (1936) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Doorly, G.S.], The songs of the Morning by Doorly, Bread and Cheese Club, Melbourne (1943) SPRI Library Shelf Special Collection (7)91(08)[1902-1904] and The voyages of the Morning by Doorly, Bluntisham Books, Huntingdon (1995) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1902-1903]

From the guide to the Gerald Doorly collection, 1901 - 1929, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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creatorOf Brookes, E. Stanley (Edwin Stanley). Press cuttings. Libraries Australia
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referencedIn Louis Charles Bernacchi collection, 1898-1932 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Gerald Doorly collection, 1901 - 1929 Scott Polar Research Institute
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associatedWith Barne Michael 1877-1961 person
associatedWith British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904 corporateBody
associatedWith British Relief Expeditions 1902-1903 and 1903-1904 corporateBody
associatedWith Brookes, E. Stanley (Edwin Stanley) person
associatedWith Colbeck William 1871 1930 person
associatedWith Gerald Stokely Doorly person
associatedWith Louis Charles Bernacchi person
associatedWith Mawson Douglas 1882-1958 person
associatedWith Mill Hugh Robert 1861-1950 person
associatedWith Morning (Steam yacht) corporateBody
associatedWith Scott Robert Falcon 1868-1912 person
associatedWith Shackleton Ernest Henry 1874-1922 person
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Antarctica Discovery and exploration


Birth 1880

Death 1956



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