Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica (paperback)

(Melbourne University Press, 2008)

$40

Tim’s fascinating account of his and fellow expeditioner John Stoukalo’s bid to shed light on events surrounding the 1913 Antarctic journey of legendary Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson – a journey that claimed the lives of both of Mawson’s companions.  In order to find out what really happened, Tim and John subjected themselves to the same gruelling conditions faced by Mawson and his men, including near-starvation rations. Released in conjunction with the award-winning international documentary film of the same name and officially endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme in 2009, this is a gripping read.

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