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Cecil Thomas Madigan - Biographical Notes

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Madigan showing signs of frostbite on the nose, cheeks and temples


C.T. Madigan Ice Mask

Cecil Thomas Madigan (23) - Mawson 1911-1914 Meteorologist

Single, a graduate in Science (Mining Engineering) of Adelaide University, South Australia. Through the courtesy of the Trustees of the Rhodes Scholarship, the necessary leave to accompany the Expedition was granted just as he was on the eve of continuing his studies at Oxford University. A member of the Main Base Party (Adélie Land) he acted as Meteorologist for two years, and during the second year (1913) was also in charge of the Greenland dogs. An important journey in the spring and one to the east in the summer were made under his leadership, and the Party, left in Adélie Land in 1913, was to have been under his charge, but for Mawson's return.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic

Landmarks named after Cecil Thomas Madigan

Feature Name: Madigan Nunatak
Feature Type: summit
Latitude: 6709S
Longitude: 14321E
Description:  An isolated nunatak that rises above the continental ice 18 mi S of Cape Gray. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.

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