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421347
  • Title
    Charles Francis Laseron - Diaries, 21 Nov. 1911 - 24 Feb. 1913, kept while a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, together with related papers, 1911 - ca. 12 Oct. 1912
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 385
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1911-1913
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421347
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : menu
    Microfilm : CY 4382, frames 1 - 165
  • Physical Description
    1 box - 0.05 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Charles Francis Laseron, geologist and Antarctic explorer, was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA, in 1887. He arrived in Sydney with his parents in 1891. He obtained a Diploma in Geology from the Technical College, Sydney, and for a number of years was collector to the Technological Museum, Sydney. In 1911 he became a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, and was appointed to the staff of the Main Base Party as a taxidermist and biological collector. This party, consisting of 18 men, was led by Sir Douglas Mawson. They were landed on the Adelie Land coast of Antarctica by the S.Y. 'Aurora' on 8 January 1912. Laseron took part in two major sledging journeys between 8 November 1912 and 6 January 1913. He remained at the main base until 8 February 1913, when the majority of the party was relieved by the S.Y. 'Aurora'.
  • Scope and Content
    21 Nov. 1911-24 Feb. 1913; Diary. The volume has been used to record, among others, 'Geological notes', and poems by John George Hunter, 1912, James Francis Hurley, 1912, Archibald Lang McLean, 1912, and Xavier Mertz, 1912. Includes references to S.Y. Aurora, Edward Frederick Robert Bage, Francis Howard Bickerton, John Henry Collinson Close, Percy Edward Correll, Walter Henry Hannam, Alfred James Hodgeman, John George Hunter, James Francis Hurley, Dr. Archibald Lang McLean, Cecil Thomas Madigan, Sir Douglas Mawson, Xavier Mertz, Herbert Dyce Murphy, B.E.S. Ninnis, Frank Leslie Stillwell, Eric Norman Webb and Dr. Leslie H. Whetter (Call No.: MLMSS 385/item 1)
    1911-ca. 12 Oct. 1912; Material extracted from inside cover of diary. Includes menus, ca. 1911-6 Oct. 1912, 'geological notes Eastern Coastal Party', ca. Dec. 1912-ca. Jan. 1913, and 'researches on the genus homo in Adelie Land', ca. 1912, with references to the Main Base Party, Adelie Land (Call No.: MLMSS 385/item 2)
    8 Nov. 1912-6 Jan. 1913; 'Sledging diary'. Volume has also been used to record, among others, list of photographs, 9 Dec.-30 Dec. 1912, 'negatives developed and packed', 2 Dec. 1912, 'biological notes Eastern Coastal Party', 12 Dec. 1912-3 Jan. 1913, and 'geological notes Eastern Coastal Party', Dec. 1912-1913. Includes references to Edward Frederick Robert Bage, Francis Howard Bickerton, John Henry Collinson Close, Percy Edward Correll, Alfred James Hodgeman, John George Hunter, James Francis Hurley, Dr Archibald Lang McLean, Cecil Thomas Madigan, Herbert Dyce Murphy, Frank Leslie Stillwell, Eric Norman Webb and Dr Leslie H. Whetter (Call No.: MLMSS 385/item 3)
  • Source
    Presented by the Committee on Printing of Records of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Government Printing Office, Sydney, 1923-1947
  • General note

    Records of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition are located at MLMSS 171
    Digital order no:Album ID : 879149
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