Cecil Thomas Madigan - Biographical Notes
Expedition leader - Aurora 1911-1913
Single, a graduate in Science (Mining Engineering) of Adelaide
University, South Australia. Through the courtesy of the Trustees
of the Rhodes Scholarship, the necessary leave to accompany
the Expedition was granted just as he was on the eve of continuing
his studies at Oxford University. A member of the Main Base
Party (Adelie Land) he acted as Meteorologist for two years,
and during the second year (1913) was also in charge of the
Greenland dogs. An important journey in the spring and one to
the east in the summer were made under his leadership, and the
Party, left in AdÃ©lie Land in 1913, was to have been under
his charge, but for Mawson's return.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic
Picture right: Madigan with the marks of frost bite on his face
Landmarks named after Cecil Thomas Madigan
Feature Name: Madigan
Feature Type: summit
Description: An isolated nunatak that rises above the continental ice 18 mi S of Cape Gray. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.
1911 Back Percy Correll Cecil Madigan and Frank-Bickerton Front Alfred Hodgeman Sir Douglas Mawson and Morton Moyes
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