Charles Sandell - Biographical Notes
Wireless Operator & Mechanic - Aurora 1911-1913
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
Biographical information - I am concentrating on the Polar experiences of the men
involved. Any further information or pictures visitors may have is gratefully
received. Please email
- Paul Ward, webmaster.
What are the chances that my ancestor was an unsung part of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration?