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Douglas Mawsons air tractor. Frank Hurley was Mawsons photographer.
Image by Frank Hurley
Exposed metal. Photo taken by Michelle Berry (click to enlarge)
Site where the remains were found (click to enlarge)
The ice covered kitchen shelves in the Main Hut (click to enlarge)
Whiskey, stout, port, wine and a bottle of vinegar. Images courtesy of the Mawson Hut Foundation (click to enlarge)
Map of Cape Denison location courtesy of news.bbc.co.uk (click to enlarge)

Parts of Mawsons air tractor found at Cape Denison

Posted: Jan 05, 2010 12:49 am EST

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In his 1911-14 expedition to Antarctica, Douglas Mawson took a wingless, single propelled plane with to use as an air tractor to haul supplies. On New Years Day 2010 a team of conservationists found parts of Mawsons plane near his huts at Cape Denison. Low tide expose metalA team of Australian conservationists is at Cape Denison on Commonwealth Bay to preserve and restore Mawsons original wooden Huts and to catalogue, treat and photograph artefacts.On New Years Day they had a very low tide after the blue moon the previous...

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