B. A. N. Z. Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1931…Reports – Series A. Vol. III
Expedition Reports Q115 B89 1929
Adelaide: B.A.N.Z.A.R. Expedition Committee
The BANZARE team left London aboard Discovery in August 1929. Led by Australian Sir Douglas Mawson, the primary objective of the trip south to Antarctica was to ‘plant the Union Jack’. Two forays into the Antarctic region at 45 to 160 degrees East longitude were made in the summers of 1929 and 1930. The land was unexplored and uncharted. Mawson and his team named various areas, proclaiming the land for Britain by hoisting the flag and leaving behind caskets with the proclamation inside. Despite ‘territorial claims’ being the main reason for the expedition, many oceanographic, zoological, and scientific observations were made along the way. (Note in Fig. 1, Dunedin features on the map.)
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