Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Rossiter, Heather, ed.
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Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson

Author(s): Rossiter, Heather, ed.

Copyright: 2011, Australia
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 299, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 15 color & 25 bw illus, 4 maps, page-ribbon, dec eps, wraps
Condition: new

Harrisson (1867-1914) was the only Tasmanian member of Douglas Mawson's legendary Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Appointed biologist and artist to the expedition, he was a gifted writer. His diary of December 1911 to March 1913 records the challenges that faced the 8-man Western Base party, led by Frank Wild, which landed on a glacier 2000km west of the Main Base, and their heroic achievements in Queen Mary Land. Transcribed and edited by Rossiter, Harrisson's engaging narrative is complemented by his oil and watercolour paintings, pencil sketches made in the field and many photographs. Harrisson’s 240,000 word diary, here edited to 133,000 words, is presented for the first time.





















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