The people

Expedition members preparing for departure, 1911
Expedition members preparing for departure. Queen's Wharf Hobart, November 1911. Mitchell Collection, State Library of New South Wales (Photo: Frank Hurley)

In their own words

It seemed to me that here was an opportunity to prove that the young men of a young country could rise to those traditions which have made the history of British polar exploration one of triumph and endeavour as well as of tragic sacrifice. And so I was privileged to rally the “sons of the younger son.”

– Mawson, in the preface to Home of the Blizzard

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