A badly researched history of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition

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  • Published 20220503
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-74-0
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

The Australasian Antarctic Expedition, headed by Douglas Mawson, explored the Antarctic coast between 1911 and 1914. After losing a sled team and their supplies down a crevasse mid-­expedition, the two remaining explorers – Mawson and Xavier Mertz – journeyed back, staying alive by eating their sled dogs. Mawson was the only survivor to make it home.

The first body disappears without warning. There is just a crevasse shades of white and a trail of dead dogs splayed like snow angels on the ice’s edge.

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Angela Peita

Angela Peita is a spoken-­word performer, workshop facilitator and creative producer. She is a founding member and current producer of Ruckus Brisbane. 

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