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Douglas Mawson was an Australian original, a great Polar Explorer in the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. This book focuses on Mawson's extraordinary feats in Antarctica, in tandem with the giants of the age, Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen. FitzSimons tells a staggering tale, which has for its spine the following events, all of which will seen be noting their centenary. On December 2, 1911, Mawson left for Antarctica to explore the virgin coastline south of Australia, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. On December 14, 1911, Roald Amundsen in the company of five Norwegians, became the first man to reach the South Pole. On January 17, 1912, Captain Scott arrived and was devastated to find the Norwegian flag flying. On March 15, 1912, Captain Laurence Oates, returning with Scott in the blizzard, realised he was an impediment to the Scott party and so stood up and said I am going outside, and should be some time. On November 10, 1912 Mawson set out on his own extraordinary trek with this two companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz. Ninnis is swallowed whole by a crevasse and Mertz dies. Mawson finds himself all alone, 160 miles from safety, with next to no food. The climax of the book is the story of Mawson's survival, despite all odds, arriving back just in time to see his rescue ship disappearing over the horizon, meaning he has to spend another year there, until it returns
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