John George Hunter (1888 - 1964)
Biographical Notes

Biologist - Aurora 1911-1913

John George Hunter

Single, a graduate in Science of Sydney University, New South Wales. A member of the Main Base Party (Adélie Land) he carried on the work of Biologist during two summers and one winter; and in the same capacity accompanied the `Aurora' in her final summer cruise l911-1914.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic

Landmarks named after John George Hunter

Feature Name: Cape Hunter
Feature Type: cape
Latitude: 6657S
Longitude: 14221E
Description:  A rocky promontory on the W shore of Commonwealth Bay, 8 mi W of Cape Denison. Discovered in 1912 and explored the following year by the AAE under Douglas Mawson.

Hunter taken on ship on return voyage

Hunter taken on ship on return voyage


Laseron Hunter with hand cart containing dredging gear off Cape Denison Sep 1912

Laseron and Hunter with a hand cart containing dredging gear, off Cape Denison, Sept 1912
Southern Supporting Party Southern Cross Depot Hunter Murphy Laseron

Southern Supporting Party at the Southern Cross Depot, Hunter, Murphy and Laseron

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