Charles Sandell - Biographical Notes

Wireless Operator & Mechanic - Aurora 1911-1913


Charles A. Sandell

Single, of Surrey, England, studied electrical engineering for some years and then came to Australia in 1909 and entered the Commonwealth Branch of Telephony. Having a practical knowledge of wireless telegraphy he joined the Expedition as a Wireless Operator and Mechanic and was stationed with the Macquarie Island Party for two years. After the departure of A. J. Sawyer in August 1913, he was in complete charge of the wireless station. C. A. Sandell visited the Antarctic during the final cruise of the `Aurora' in the summer of 1913-1914.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic




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