Life on board The SY Aurora in the summer 1912-1913
The descendants of Stanley Gordon Roberts Taylor have carefully transcribed his original diary of his voyage as a crewman on SY Aurora to Antarctica with Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Australian Antarctic Exploring Expedition. The voyage described here is that of 1912-1913 which sailed to recover the AAE after its first winter and bring the expeditioners back to Australia.
The scan of each page is accompanied by a transcription of the words to allow the text to be read easily. Stanley Taylor's descendants have placed his diary on the web for public exposure and to raise the profile of the AAE. This also allows the public to understand what life was like as an early expeditioner as seen through the eyes of a crewman.
This document remains the property of Stanley Taylor’s family and their descendants.