Herbert Dyce Murphy - Biographical Notes

In charge of Expedition stores - Aurora 1911-1913


Murphy

Single, 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
Latitude: 6742S
Longitude: 14619E
Description:
A bay 7 mi wide between Penguin Point and Cape Bage. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.


Southern Supporting Party Southern Cross Depot Hunter Murphy Laseron

Southern Supporting Party at the Southern Cross Depot, Hunter, Murphy and Laseron
Taking stores to Aladdin's Cave Mertz Ninnis Murphy

Taking stores to Aladdin's Cave, Mertz, Ninnis and Murphy


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