Herbert Dyce Murphy - Biographical Notes
In charge of Expedition stores - Aurora 1911-1913
of Melbourne, one-time Scholar in History of Oxford University.
At the outset he was to have been leader of a third Antarctic
Base which was eventually amalgamated with the Main Base (Adelie
Land). Here he had charge of the stores and during the early
summer of 1912 was leader of the Southern Supporting Party.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic
Landmarks named after Herbert Dyce Murphy
Feature Name: Murphy Bay
Feature Type: bay
A bay 7 mi wide between Penguin Point and Cape Bage. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.
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