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Portrait of Sir Douglas Mawson in 1911.
|Died||14 October 1958
|Education||Fort Street Model School and University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Occupation||Geologist, chemistry demonstrator, Antarctic explorer, academic|
|Known for||First ascent of Mount Erebus
First team to reach the South Magnetic Pole
Sole survivor of Far Eastern Party
Australasian Antarctic Expedition
|Spouse(s)||Francisca Paquita Delprat (married 1914)|
|Children||Patricia (born 1915)
Jessica (born 1917)
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
Douglas Mawson was born in Shipley, West Yorkshire on the 5th of May 1882. When he was only two years old, his family immigrated to Australia and settled in Rooty Hill, New South Wales. He went to Fort Street Model School. Then he studied at the University of Sydney, where he graduated in 1902 with a Bachelor of Engineering.
Mawson spent his life on Antarctic expeditions and academic work.
He died in Brighton, South Australia on the 14th of October in 1958.
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Mackay, David and Mawson raise the flag at the South Magnetic Pole on 16 January 1909
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