Archibald Lang McLean
Chief Medical Officer, Bacteriologist - Aurora 1911-1913
Single, a graduate in Arts and Medicine of Sydney
University; New South Wales. He acted as Chief Medical Officer
at the Main Base (Adelie Land) and carried out observations
in Bacteriology and Physiology during the first year. In 1913
(the second year) he was Biologist, Ice-Carrier and Editor of
the `Adelie Blizzard'. He took part in a sledging journey
along the eastern coast in the summer of 1912-1913.
From Appendix 1, Mawson - Heart of the Antarctic
Landmarks named after Archibald Lang McLean
Feature Type: summit
Description: A group of three nunataks lying within the western part of Mertz Glacier, near the head. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson.
Scan of a plaque dedicated to Archibald Lang McLean in Sydney University. Image supplied by John Bouwer, great nephew.
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