Grants and donations

Australia, January 1911:
Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science £1000
R. Barr Smith (South Australia) £1000
Hugh Denison (Sydney) £1000
Samuel Hordern (Sydney) (subsequently increased to £2500) £1000
£4,000
London, June 1911:
S. Hordern (Sydney) (second donation) £1500
Roderick Murchison (Melbourne) £1000
W. A. Horn (South Australia) £1000
Lord Strathcona £1000
Eugene Sandow £1050
Imperial Government £2000
Royal Geographical Society £500
Lionel Robinson (Sydney) £250
C. D. Mackellar £150
G. P. Doolette £150
G. Buckley £150
Lord Denman £100
Madame Melba (Melbourne) £100
S. Y. Buchanan (later increased to £200) £100
Daily Mail £100
Messrs. Bullivants £100
&c., aggregating an additional £593
£9,843
Australia, October 1911:
Sydney
Government grant £7000
Collected by Professor David £50
'Sydney Morning Herald' £100
Professor David's own donation and lecture proceeds £100
£7,250
Melbourne
Government grant £6000
Collected by Professor Masson £70
£6,070
Adelaide
Government grant £5000
Collected by Mr. Piper (including Angus £100, Simpson £85, Scarfe £50) £250
£5,250
Hobart
Government grant £500
Collected £55
£555
Commonwealth grant £5,000
Subtotal £24,125
Carried forward £37,968
London, 1913:
Sir Lucas Tooth (Sydney) £1000
Imperial Treasury £1000
Royal Geographical Society £100
S. Y. Buchanan £100
Lady Scott £100
Commander Evans £100
Other members of Scott Expedition and general subscriptions £227
£2,627
Australia, 1913:
Commonwealth grant £5000
Collected by Professor David (approximately) £50
£5,050
Australia, 1914:
Collected by Professor Masson (approximately) £80
G. J. R. Murray (Adelaide) £100
Sir Samuel Way £50
£230
Collected in London, 1914 £10
Total moneys donated £45,885
Assets realized and added to the fund:
Sale of photos and newspaper articles £490
Sale of ship and materials £3699
Lectures, films, &c £726
£4,915
Bills Owing £5,932
Assets to be realized:
In hand £560
Owing £340
Anticipated sale of gear £570
£1,470
Debit balance £4,462
Total cost of Expedition** £56,732

** An estimate of the cost of the expedition should also take account of donations in kind, which, as can be gathered, were numerous. Facilities offered by harbour boards and valuable assistance extended in the matter of docking and repairing the 'Aurora', particularly in the case of the State of Victoria, and to a less extent in New South Wales.

Then there were valuable contributions of coal, particularly by Mr. J. Brown of Newcastle (N.S.W.), Mr. H. D. Murphy (Melbourne), and the Lithgow Collieries Company.

(From Home of the Blizzard, Appendix VI, Finance)

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