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Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Apsley Cherry-Garrard  

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(1886–1959)Antarctic explorer, born in Bedford, heir to two landed English families and son of a major‐general. He was educated at Winchester College and Oxford University. In 1910 he accompanied ...
Douglas Mawson

Douglas Mawson  

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(1882–1958),geologist and Australia's most famous Antarctic explorer. Mawson's name is synonymous with “Home of the Blizzard,” as his 1911–1914 Antarctic expedition hut at one of earth's windiest ...
Jules Dumont d'Urville

Jules Dumont d'Urville  

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(1790–1842),French navigator and writer, wrote one of the earliest published narratives of New Zealand. Born in Normandy, he is remembered by his countrymen for voyaging round the world, finding ...

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