Memorial to honour Mawson’s ill-fated Far Eastern Party’s Antarctic voyage | ABC News

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    One was a soldier, the other a mountaineer and skiing champion — perfectly suited for such a task, one might think. But it would end in a terrifying death down an icy crevasse and eating dogs in an effort to survive.

    The ordeal of Sir Douglas Mawson, Dr Xavier Mertz and Lieutenant Belgrave Edward Ninnis during their ill-fated sledging journey during the 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition has long been the stuff of legend — and will be remembered once again in Hobart.

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