John Robert Francis Wild collection 1873-1939
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Ernest Shackleton, leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and part of two other Antarctic expeditions, acquired Polaris after her owner's financial trouble. Renamed Endurance after the Shackleton family motto Fortitudine vincimus (By Endurance we Conquer), she sailed intending to accomplish the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. She departed for her final voyage on December 15, 1914 but progress was slow, averaging about 30 miles per day through pack ice. A month later, w...
Frank Hurley, born James Francis Hurley in Sydney, Australia, on October 15 1885, was a photographer and cinematographer. He left school without qualifications and worked in a steel mill before completing his education at the University of Sydney. He then worked for a firm of photographers but soon left to join the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 (leader Douglas Mawson). He took photographs of wildlife and was also a member of the party of three that sledged to the South Magnetic Po...
The Expedition, led by Douglas Mawson, established bases at Macquarie, Cape Denison and the Shackleton Ice Shelf. It surveyed 1000 miles of coastline and explored the south magnetic polar area. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225787033 Members of the Expedition, led by Douglas Mawson, produced an unpublished magazine entitled 'Adelie Blizzard' From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia...
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Epithet: Professor of Geography at Toronto University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x00032b Thomas Griffith Taylor was born on 1 December 1880 in Essex. His family emigrated to Australia in 1893 and he was educated there, reading geology and physics at the University of Sydney. After teaching for two years, he spent three years as an Exhibition Science Research Scholar in geology at Cambr...
Author, sailor, navigator, Antarctic explorer. John King Davis was born at Kew, London, in 1884. He took part in seven voyages to the Antarctic, served with the Australian Navy in World War I and became Commonwealth Director of Navigation, 1920-49. His publications include works about sailing, the Antarctic, the voyages and his autobiography. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1962-1965. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222950167 The Australasian Antarcti...
Joint leader of the British Arctic Expedition, 1925. From the description of Journal and log-books [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845758 Captain of "Endurance" on the British Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917, under the command of Sir Ernest Shackleton. From the description of Journals [microform]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225845749 Frank Arthur Worsley was born at Akaroa, New Zealand, on 22 ...
The British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, also known as the The Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three successful expeditions to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geographical and scientific objectives, was to be first to the South Pole. This was not attained, but the expedition's southern march reached a Farthest South latitude of 88° 23' S, just 97.5 nautical miles (180.6 km; 112.2 mi) from the pole. This was by far the longest southern polar jou...
Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958) was an Antarctic explorer and geologist. Member, Shackleton's expedition, 1907. Leader, Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. Appointed Professor of Geology, Adelaide University, 1920. Leader, B.A.N.Z. Antarctic Research Expedition 1929-1931. Married 1914 Francisca Adriana (Paquita) Delprat (1891-1974), author of A Vision of Steel (1958) and Mawson of the Antarctic (1964). From the description of Papers of Sir Douglas and Lady Paquita Mawson [manus...
John Robert Francis [Frank] Wild was born at Skelton, Yorkshire in 1874. He joined the Merchant Navy in 1889, and in 1900, transferred to the Royal Navy. Volunteering for the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), he served as an able seaman in Discovery . He took part in several sledging expeditions, including an attempt to reach Cape Crozier in March 1902, and he was a member of the main Western party, led by Albert Armitage. He ...
Hugh Robert Mill was born at Thurso, Scotland, on 28 May 1861. He read chemistry and physics at Edinburgh University and specialised in marine chemistry, working on the scientific reports of the Challenger expedition under Sir John Murray. In 1887, he became lecturer in geography and physiography at Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, and four years later, published The realm of nature, an important textbook of scientific geography. In 1892, he was appointed librarian of the Royal Geogr...