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John George Hunter (1888 - 1964) - Biographical notes

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John George Hunter, picture taken on board ship on the voyage home

John George Hunter (23) - Mawson 1911-1914
Biologist

Single, a graduate in Science of Sydney University, New South Wales. A member of the Main Base Party (Adélie Land) he carried on the work of Biologist during two summers and one winter; and in the same capacity accompanied the `Aurora' in her final summer cruise l911-1914.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic

Landmarks named after John George Hunter

Feature Name: Cape Hunter
Feature Type: cape
Latitude: 6657S
Longitude: 14221E
Description:  A rocky promontory on the W shore of Commonwealth Bay, 8 mi W of Cape Denison. Discovered in 1912 and explored the following year by the AAE under Douglas Mawson.


Charles Turnbull Harrisson with albatross on deck of Aurora. Stillwell on left, Hunter on right
(Photo: Frank Hurley)


Cape Denison - Adelie Land, Laseron and Hunter

Hunter on the Aurora on the return voyage
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