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Historical timeline of AAE

First subantarctic cruise returns 1912 – 17 August
The first subantarctic cruise returns to Williamstown. The cruise, which departed Sydney on 17 March 1912, included Edgar Waite, EJ Haynes (taxidermist) and Mr Primmer (cinema operator).

Eastern depot laying journey departs 1912 – 22 August
Western base party: Departure of eastern depot laying journey of Dovers, Harrisson, Jones, Moyes, Watson and Wild.

Return of eastern depot laying journey 1912 – 15 September
The eastern depot laying journey of Dovers, Harrisson, Jones, Moyes, Watson and Wild return to the western base.

Western depot laying journey departs 1912 – 26 September
The western depot laying journey of Jones, Hoadley, Dovers, Moyes and Harrisson departs the western base.

Western depot laying journey returns 1912 – 26 October
The western depot laying journey of Jones, Hoadley, Dovers, Moyes and Harrisson returns to the western base.

Eastern sledge journey departs 1912 – 30 October
The eastern sledge journey of Wild, Kennedy, Harrisson and Watson departs the western base.

Western sledge journey departs 1912 – 07 November
The western sledge journey of Jones, Dovers and Hoadley departs the western base.

East coast sledge journey departs 1912 – 08 November
The East coast sledge joureney of Madigan, McLean and Correll departs Cape Denison. They reached their furthest point on 21 November.

Sledging journey departs for South Magnetic Pole 1912 – 10 November
Sledging party of Hurley, Bage and Webb depart Commonwealth Bay to travel 484 kilometres inland towards the South Magnetic Pole.

Far East sledge journey departs 1912 – 10 November
The far East sledge journey of Mawson, Mertz and Ninnis departs Cape Denison. They reached their furthest point on 14 December 1912.

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