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'Sir Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, remains Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, his Australasian Antarctic Expedition left Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below Australia, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. He was on his way to fulfil a national dream he had first conceived three years earlier, while on his first trip to the frozen continent on the Nimrod expedition under the leadership of the charismatic Anglo-Irishman Sir Ernest Shackleton.

'Even as Mawson and his men were approaching Antarctica, two other famous Antarctic explorers were already engaged in nothing less than a race to become the first men to reach the South Pole. While Roald Amundsen of Norway, with his small team, was racing with dogs along one route, England's legendary Scott of the Antarctic, with his far larger team, was relying primarily on ponies and "man-hauling" to get there along another.

'As Mawson and his men make their home on the windiest place on earth and prepare for their own record-breaking treks, with devastating drama to be their constant companion, the stories of Amundsen and Scott similarly play out.

'With his trademark in-depth research, FitzSimons provides a compelling portrait of these great Antarctic explorers. For the first time, he weaves together their legendary feats into one thrilling account, bringing the jaw-dropping events of this bygone era dazzlingly back to life.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my eldest brother, David Booth Fitzsimons, who first entranced me with the wonder of the story of Douglas Mawson many years ago and inspired me to write this story.
  • Epigraph: Sir Douglas Mawson's Expedition, judged by the magnitude both of its scale and of its achievements, was the greatest and most consummate expedition that ever sailed for Antarctica. The expeditions of Scott and Shackleton were great, and Amundsen's venture was the finest Polar reconnaissance ever made; but each of these must yield the premier position, when fairly compared with Mawson's magnificently conceived and executed scheme of exploration. J. Gordon Hayes's assessment in 1928.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Heinemann Australia , 2011 .
      Extent: 737p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., maps, ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 713-720) and index.
      ISBN: 9781741666601 (hbk.), 9781742754581 (ebk.)

Works about this Work

This Week You're Reading Ian Foster , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 May 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Life, Death and Drama in the Ice Age Peter FitzSimons , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 March 2012; (p. 7)

— Review of Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Enlarging Our Antarctic Picture Bernadette Hince , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 January 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Mawson's Forgotten Men : The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson Charles Turnbull Harrisson , 2011 single work diary ; Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Books, LIfe and a Red Bandanna Matt Buchanan , Scott Ellis , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 December 2011; (p. 18)
Untitled Liliana Molina , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3-4 December 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Biography Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 November 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Tales of Old Leave Hero in the Cold Tim Bowden , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 December 2011; (p. 31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 December 2011; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Untitled Liliana Molina , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3-4 December 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Enlarging Our Antarctic Picture Bernadette Hince , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 January 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Mawson's Forgotten Men : The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson Charles Turnbull Harrisson , 2011 single work diary ; Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Life, Death and Drama in the Ice Age Peter FitzSimons , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 March 2012; (p. 7)

— Review of Mawson : And the Ice Men of the Heroic Age : Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen Peter FitzSimons , 2011 single work biography
Books, LIfe and a Red Bandanna Matt Buchanan , Scott Ellis , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 December 2011; (p. 18)
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