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Leslie Russell Blake (21) - Mawson 1911-1914 Cartographer and Geologist
Single, was born in Hawthorn Victoria Australia on 28th October 1890, had lived for many years in Queensland previous to joining the Expedition. Before accompanying the Macquarie Island Party as Geologist and Cartographer, he obtained leave from the Geological Survey Department, Brisbane. He visited the Antarctic during the final cruise of the `Aurora' in the summer of 1913-1914.
Blake was amongst five who stayed for a further year at Macquarie Island in 1915.
He earned a Military Cross in the First World War and was killed on the 3rd of October 1918 In France, just before the armistice.
Thanks to Beryl Hazlett for correcting the initial information. "I have just come across your web page on the crew and personnel list of the Aurora on the Mawson expedition to Antarctica 1911/13. Leslie Blake was the youngest brother of my grandmother".
Landmarks named after Leslie Russell Blake
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