Collection RS59 - Antarctic expedition 1929

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS59

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Antarctic expedition 1929

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  • 1929 (Creation)

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1 small notebook, roughly entered in pencil

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(1886–1981)

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Australian Antarctic explorer and naval officer. In September 1929, at Mawson's request, Moyes was seconded to the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, which was to assert British territorial claims in Antarctica by means of two voyages in the auxiliary barque, Discovery. Moyes hoped to sail as a ship's officer but Davis, again in command, believed he lacked appropriate training. He joined the scientific staff as survey officer, spending long hours operating a defective echo-sounder, taking sights and drawing charts, helping with tow-nets, and assisting Mawson in executive matters.
For more information see: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/moyes-morton-henry-7673

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Presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania by Commander Moyes

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Small notebook, roughly entered in pencil used on the Discovery Mawson Antarctic expedition, 1929, by M. H. Moyes to note details on stores and packing in holds, including such items as clothing, balaclavas, oil skins, snow-shoes, boots, equipment, instruments, etc.
and notes of use and issues of items.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

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2020

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