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Author Topic: Douglas Mawson: An Australian hero's story of survival.  (Read 877 times)
Mercury Wells
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« on: February 28, 2014, 02:17:39 pm »

Douglas Mawson: An Australian hero's story of survival.

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One hundred years ago this week, Australia's foremost polar explorer, Douglas Mawson, returned home after two years of triumph and terror in East Antarctica.

At the end of February 1914, Douglas Mawson sailed into the port of Adelaide to a hero's welcome. His final sentence in The Home of the Blizzard, his own account of his adventures, conveys a feeling of overwhelming emotion at his reception: "The voices of innumerable strangers - the handgrips of many friends - It chokes one…"
(c) BBC '14


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Oh...my old war wound? I got that at The Battle of Dorking. Very nasty affair that was, I can tell you.

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