Cecil Thomas Madigan - Biographical Notes

Expedition leader - Aurora 1911-1913


Cecil Thomas Madigan

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

Picture right: Madigan with the marks of frost bite on his face

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.


Cecil Madigan ice mask
Cecil Madigan - Ice Mask
Madigan anemometer pup Blizzard

Madigan by the anemometer with husky pup Blizzard

1911 Back Percy Correll Cecil Madigan and Frank-Bickerton Front Alfred Hodgeman Sir Douglas Mawson and Morton Moyes
1911 Back Percy Correll Cecil Madigan and Frank-Bickerton Front Alfred Hodgeman Sir Douglas Mawson and Morton Moyes
Madigan Hodgeman Bage in front of the Transit House

Madigan, Hodgeman and Bage in front of the Transit House


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