What Is Douglas Mawson Famous for?

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Douglas Mawson is most famous for his roles in the trips of exploration to Antarctica between 1911 and 1914. He was among the first team to make the first ascent of Antarctica's volcanic Mount Erebusb and was made Sir Douglas by the King in 1914.
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Douglas Mawson
Douglas Mawson was a geologist who was among the first scientists to explore the continent of Antarctica. British by birth, Mawson moved to Australia as a young boy and spent his life there. He accompanied Ernest Shackleton on the British Antarctic Expe... More »
Born: May 5, 1882, Shipley, Yorkshire, England
Died: October 14, 1958
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Douglas Mawson was a geologist who was among the first scientists to explore the continent of Antarctica. British by birth, Mawson moved to Australia as a young boy and spent his life there. He accompanied Ernest Shackleton on the British Antarctic Expe
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