Walter Henry Hannam (26) -
Mawson 1911-1914 Wireless
Operator and Mechanic
Single, of Sydney, New South Wales, and joined the
Expedition in charge of the arrangements for a wireless telegraphic
system. He was in the Antarctic at the Main Base (Adélie Land) for two
summers and a winter, and was successful in transmitting wireless messages
for a short time during 1912 through Macquarie Island to Australia,
assistant magnetician for a time.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic
Landmarks named after
Walter H. Hannam
Feature Type: island
Description: Three small islands lying in the eastern part
of Commonwealth Bay, midway between Cape Denison and Cape Gray. Discovered
by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.