Retracing Mawson - documentary

Submitted: Friday, May 09, 2008 at 10:43
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really looking forward to this. Anyone who has read "Home of the Blizzard" or other documentation of Sir Douglas Mawson's extraordinary trek to the South Pole in 1912, in fact, anyone who is keen on exploration, should not miss this.

Australian adventurer Tim Jarvis actually, to an extent, re-created the trek in 1999, using 1912 style provisions. He did not go so far as to eat the dogs however. An amazing story retold in modern history. Balls of steel.

ABC1 TV, Sunday 7 May, 1930 hrs.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 14:38

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 14:38
That should read Sunday May 11 at 19.30hrs.

Interestingly, Cecil Madigan was involved before doing his Simpson exploits. And both these men and Reg Sprigg came from the same department at Adelaide University.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 18:19

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 18:19
thanks Phil,

did not know about the Adelaide Uni connection, although I seem to recall Mawson's name mentioned in an old Madigan book I have......those were the days......

i hope the people that read this post watch the docco.
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