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Mawson's last survivor : the story of Dr Alf Howard AM /

Mawson's last survivor : the story of Dr Alf Howard AM /
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R2565645 B HOWA
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ISBN 9781921920189 (pbk.)
1921920181 (pbk)
Shelf Location B HOWA
Author Bemrose, Anna
Title Mawson's last survivor : the story of Dr Alf Howard AM / Anna Bemrose.
Physical Description xiv, 250 p. : ill., facsims., maps, ports. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-239) and index.
Contents Notes pt. I. Invitation to adventure -- pt. II. South with Mawson -- pt. III. Post BANZARE.
Summary Note Alf Howard sailed with legends of the heroic era of Antarctic exploration and became a legend in his own lifetime. He was the last surviving member of Sir Douglas Mawson's 1929-1931 British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) and was also the last survivor to have served aboard the coal-fired three-masted wooden ship Discovery, built for Captain Robert Falcon Scott's 1901-1904 Antarctic odyssey. As a young chemist and hydrologist on board the Discovery, going south with Mawson was the catalyst for his long-distinguished career with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Subsequently, at the University of Queensland, he was awarded degrees in physics and linguistics and completed a PhD in psychology. For more than twenty years he designed computer programs and provided statistical advice to postgraduate students and staff until he was 97. The call of Antarctica was too strong to resist and during the 1990s he returned four times.
Subject added entry -- Personal Name Howard, Alf, 1906-2010
Subject - Meeting Name British, Australian, and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (1929-1931)
Subject Scientists -- Australia -- Biography
Subject (Geographic) Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- -- Australian --
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