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Walter Henry Hannam (1885 - ) - Biographical notes

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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 Name: Hannam Islands
Feature Type: island
Latitude: 6655S
Longitude: 14258E
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.

Walter Hannam at the wireless equipment

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