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Mawson, Ninnis and Mertz depart Aladdin's Cave

Excerpt from Mawson the Survivor (1982). © Australian Antarctic Division and the ABC

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Mawson, Ninnis and Mertz depart Aladdin's Cave

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Ninnis: Mush! Mush! Mush! Mush! Mush! Mush! Hi-hike, hike, hike boys! Hike!

Mertz: Mush, mush, mush!

Ninnis: Hike boys, hike!

Mertz: Hike!

Ninnis: Right, right! Right boys! Right!

Mertz: Mush! Mush! Mush! Mush! Mush! Mush! Come on, come on dogs. Come on!

Mawson (narrating): Any doubts as to the capacity of the dogs to pull the loads were dispelled. And both Ninnis and Mertz are good men. It is unlikely that any harm will come to us.

Mawson cares for the very sick Mertz

Excerpt from Mawson the Survivor (1982). © Australian Antarctic Division and the ABC

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Xavier Mertz sickens

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Mawson (narrating): I think he has a fever. He doesn't assimilate his food. Things are in a most serious state for both of us. If he can not go 8 to 10 miles in a day, we're doomed. His heart seems to have gone. It's very hard to be within a hundred miles of the hut. and in such a position. It's awful. If only I could get on, but I must stop with Xavier.

Mertz experiences a seizure.

Burial of Mertz

Excerpt from Mawson the Survivor (1982). © Australian Antarctic Division and the ABC

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Xavier Mertz buried

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Peter Morse’s Antarctica Virtua

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Antarctica Virtua

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