Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) : Stamps [Year: 1959]. Explorers, Map. He was born in Marton, England and spent several years working for a shipbuilding firm before enlisting in the navy in 1755. Much to Scott’s eventual anguish. A scientist before all else, he sought information and knowledge rather than fame, fortune or ‘firsts’. After his first Antarctic mission, Hillary spent the following two decades surveying the White Continent and his detailed accounts are still considered required reading for modern-day missions. He had actually intended to be the first man to reach the North Pole, yet once he heard Americans had beaten him to it in 1909, he promptly made a U-turn and headed to the South Pole instead. When it comes to Antarctic exploration, testosterone really has a lot to answer for. In the first, aboard the Discovery in 1901 (accompanied by Sir Ernest Shackleton) he failed to reach his intended target, although he still made it farther than anyone else had at that time. ALF HOWARD, AUSTRALIAN EXPLORER, scientist, educator and last remaining member of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1929-31 expedition to Antarctica, died peacefully in his sleep on 4 July, at the age of 104. The Most Famous Explorers of Antarctica are revered for creating a heritage of exploration and scientific study of the most remote and mesmerising continent on our planet. Payment: I accept PayPal as preferred method of payment. Photo Credit: Wikimedia. Australian Antarctic Territory - Postal & Numismatic Covers 4-Sep-12: Mawson - Centenary Australian Antarctic Expedition PNC : $38.00 2020: Mawson - Centenary Australian Antarctic Expedition PNC - Overprinted 2020 AAT Festival - Limited Edition 100 : $65.00 26 … Buy, sell, trade and exchange collectibles easily with Colnect collectors community. Description: MNH. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. Sir James Clark Ross. One of the most famous Explorers of Antarctica is Sir Douglas Mawson. Sydney ‘Syd’ Kirkby personally surveyed more Antarctic territory than any other explorer. Australia’s Antarctic Program is seeking tradies keen on an icy change to keep the nation’s four remote research stations running. Please e-mail me before bidding, if you have any questions, or would like to see any additional scans. What followed was one of the most terrifying survival stories of all time.” Experience two Antarctic icons in one action-packed adventure. AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY: Australian Explorers and Map of Antarctica 2sh Ultramarine Portrait of Douglas Mawson. Ernest Shackleton was aboard the Discovery which took Scott toward the South Pole in 1901. Charles Harrison was a biologist employed by Douglas Mawson on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911–14. A Voyage Towards the South pole and Around the World. We’re recruiting 180 people to join the Australian Antarctic Program. 26 February 1914 Australian explorer Douglas Mawson returns to Australia after a two-year Antarctic expedition. Since 1986, Arctic explorer Richard Weber has been to the North Pole 7 times; in 1995, he was a member of the first 2-man team to reach the North Pole unsupported. Scott is, however, mostly renowned for his rather catastrophic second attempt, which he undertook in 1910. At one point Nobu’s ship had to take an unplanned pit stop to winter-over in Sidney Australia, where they were assisted by fellow Antarctic explorer, Sir Edgeworth David (number 5 on the list), who was given a 17th century Samurai sword in thanks. Captain Robert Falcon Scott made two attempts at reaching the South Pole. Their goal was to seek answers from the unknown wilderness. Camp on the same sea ice where thousands of birds come to raise and feed their young. John Robert Francis ‘Frank’ Wild was a veteran of five major Antarctic expeditions. Antarctica: Arctic: Australia: Canada: Mexico: North America: South America: Space: Undersea: Women: 1300's and Earlier: 1400's: Early 1500's: Late 1500's: 1600's: 1700's: 1800's: 1900's: Glossary of Exploration Terms: Antarctic Explorers More information on Antarctica . Mawson’s passion for geology and mineralogy were unparalleled, leading to a lectureship at the University of Adelaide when he was just 23 years old. Edgeworth David, Lord Richard Casey, and Phillip Law. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. Posted 08/28/10 in Polar Explorers. The public's imagination was caught by images of majestic landscapes and daily expedition life, captured by photographer Frank Hurley and artist and biologist Charles Harrisson. Very Fine Condition. 1773: James COOK: First explorer to cross the Antarctic circle. Most famous for being the first man to ascend Mt Everest (along with his Sherpa), Sir Edmund Hillary was also the third man to ever reach the South Pole, the first to do so since 1912, and the first ever to use motorized vehicles. Colnect collectors club revolutionizes your collecting experience! Please e-mail me before bidding, if you have any questions, or would like to see any additional scans. Walter Hannam was a pioneer of radio communications and, purportedly, the first person to play football in Antarctica. Twenty-five jobs are on offer at Australia’s four Antarctic and sub-Antarctic research stations for the 2021/22 season. Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition concluded, and the last of the expeditioners arrived back in Adelaide in February, 1914. More than two dozen explorers are set to depart Hobart for the southernmost continent after serving two weeks of pre-trip isolation ahead of the start of the Australian Antarctic summer season. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Amundsen beat Scott to the finish line by about a month (in December 1911) and was the much-celebrated winner of the Race. Payment: I accept PayPal as preferred method of payment. 11 likes. Photo Credit: NZ History Archives. Mawson’s legacy inspired a nation and continues to do so, although many don’t know that his Antarctica expeditions were only a fraction of all that he achieved in his lifetime. The famous Race to the South Pole of 1911, a competition to be the first to reach the elusive spot, saw two well known Explorers of Antarctica: Norwegian Roald Amundsen, and British Robert Falcon Scott. Mawson led 2 Australian expeditions. Buy, sell, trade and exchange collectibles easily with Colnect collectors community. On the anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson's death the Herald looks back at the legendary life of one of Australia's greatest Antarctic explorers. It marked 100 years since Scott's ill-fated British expedition (an anniversary which captured a lot of media coverage) but many Australians may not know that it was also 100 years since the first Australian Antarctic Expedition headed by Sir Douglas Mawson. Visit to find out more about the Australian Antarctic Program. MAD Project It was here that he became friends with a fellow Australian Antarctic explorer, Sir Edgeworth David. Got inspired by those Explorers of Antarctica and want to feel like a modern pioneer? John King Davis was a master mariner for a number of key expeditions. South America Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) : Stamps [Year: 2016] [1/3].