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Appendix 6 - Finance
The Home of the Blizzard By Douglas Mawson

A General reference was made to the finances of the expedition in the Introduction. Here is an extended statement which, more fully amplified with a detailed list of donations, will be again published when additional funds have been raised to pay off the debit balance and establish equilibrium.


GRANTS AND DONATIONS

AUSTRALIA, January 1911: L

Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, L1000; R. Barr Smith (South Australia), L100; Hugh Denison (Sydney), L1000; Samuel Hordern (Sydney), L1000 (subsequently increased to L2500) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000


LONDON, June 1911:

S. Hordern (Sydney), L1500 (second donation); Roderick Murchison (Melbourne), L1000; W. A. Horn (South Australia), L1000; Lord Strathcona, L1000; Eugene Sandow, L1050; Imperial Government, L2000; Royal Geographical Society, L500; Lionel Robinson (Sydney), L250; C. D. Mackellar, L150; G. P. Doolette, L150; G. Buckley, L150; Lord Denman, L100; Madame Melba (Melbourne), L100; S. Y. Buchanan, L100 (later increased to L200); Daily Mail,L100; Messrs. Bullivants L100, &c., aggregating an additional L593 . . 9,843

AUSTRALIA, October 1911:

Sydney: Government grant, L7000; collected by L. Professor David, L50; `Sydney Morning Herald',
L100; Professor David's own donation and lecture proceeds, L100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,250

Melbourne: Government grant, L6000; collected by Professor Masson, L70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,070

Adelaide: Government grant, L5000; collected by Mr. Piper, L250 (including Angus L100, Simpson L85,
Scarfe L50) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,250

Hobart: Government grant, L500; collected, L55 . . . 555 Commonwealth grant 5,000
________
24,125

Carried forward . . . . . . 37,968


LONDON, 1913: Brought forward . . . . . . 37,969

Sir Lucas Tooth, L1000 (Sydney); Imperial Treasury, L1000; Royal Geographical Society, L100; S. Y. Buchanan, L100; Lady Scott, L100; Commander Evans, L100; other members of Scott Expedition and general subscriptions, L227 . . . . . . . 2,627

Australia, 1913:

Commonwealth grant, L5000; collected by Professor David (approximately), L50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,050

Australia, 1914:

Collected by Professor Masson (approximately), L80; G. J. R. Murray (Adelaide), L100; Sir Samuel Way, L50 . . . . . 230

Collected in London, 1914 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Total moneys donated L45,885


Assets realized and added to the fund:

Sale of photos and newspaper articles, L490; sale of ship and materials, L3699; lectures, films, &c., L726 . . . . . 4,915

Bills Owing . . . . . . 5,932

Assets to be realized:
L

In hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Owing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Anticipated sale of gear . . . . . . . . . 570
----- 1,470

Debit balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,462
Total cost ** of Expedition . . . . . . . . . . . 56,732


There is therefore a deficit of L4462 to be made up by the royalty on the sale of the book, lectures, donations, &c., and the cost of the publication of the scientific results, which will be approximately L8000, has yet to be defrayed.

** An estimate of the cost of the expedition should also take account of donations in kind, which, as can be gathered, were numerous. Facilities offered by harbour boards and valuable assistance extended in the matter of docking and repairing the `Aurora', particularly in the case of the State of Victoria, and to a less extent in New South Wales.

Then there were valuable contributions of coal, particularly by Mr. J. Brown of Newcastle (N.S.W.), Mr. H. D. Murphy (Melbourne), and the Lithgow Collieries Company.

 

APPENDIX VII - EQUIPMENT

 


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