Mawson: Blizzards and Bureaucracy
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, State Records of NSW has developed an online display titled Douglas Mawson: Blizzards and Bureaucracy.
One legacy of the Expedition was the vast collection of valuable scientific data and in 1920 Sir Douglas Mawson entered into an agreement with the New South Wales State Government to publish this material.
The display ‘shines the spotlight’ on this publishing project, which was not completed until 1947 — 28 years after the initial agreement was signed and 33 years after Mawson’s return.
Click on this link to view the display.