Morton Henry Moyes - Biographical Notes

Meteorologist - Aurora 1911-1913


Morton Moyes

Single, of Koolunga, South Australia, a graduate in Science of Adelaide University. With the Western Base Party (Queen Mary Land) he acted as Meteorologist and took part in several sledging journeys in the autumn and spring of 1912. During the summer of 1912-1913, through an unavoidable accident, he was left to carry on work alone at Winter Quarters for a period of nine weeks.

From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic


Landmarks named after Morton Henry Moyes

Feature Name: Moyes Islands
Feature Type: island
Latitude: 6701S
Longitude: 14351E
Description:  A group of small islands lying in the W part of Watt Bay, 2.5 mi SE of Cape-Pigeon Rocks. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.

Feature Name: Cape Moyes
Feature Type: cape
Latitude: 6635S
Longitude: 09625E
Description:  Ice-covered point fronting on the Shackleton Ice Shelf, 18 mi W of Cape Dovers. Discovered by the AAE under Mawson, 1911-14.


Medals awarded to Morton Henry Moyes 1909 1945

Medals awarded to Morton Henry Moyes 1909-1945

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
The Western Base Party
The Western Base Party (L to R) C. Harrisson, S. Jones, A. Watson, M. Moyes, G. Dovers, C.A. Hoadley, Frank Wild, A. Kennedy


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