by Peter Fitzsimons
Editor: Random House Australia
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History comes to life with Pierre FitzSimons in the history of Australia’s famous polar explorer and the giants of the heroic age of polar exploration – Scott Amundsen and ShackletonSir Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, the rest of Australia’s greatest explorer of AntarcticaOn 2 December 1911, his Australasian Antarctic Expedition left Hobart to explore the frozen virgin coastline south of Australia, 2000 miles from what had never felt the tread of a human footHe was on his way to fulfilling 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-Irish Sir Ernest ShackletonEven as Mawson and his men approached Antarctica, two other famous Antarctic explorers were already engaged in nothing less than a race to become the first men to reach the South PoleWhile Roald Amundsen of Norway, with his small team, was racing with dogs along a road in England, the legendary Scott of Antarctica, with his team, was relying mainly on ponies and “man-transport” to get to anotherAs Mawson and his men make their home on
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