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Biographical entry Davis, John King (1884 - 1967)

Born
19 February 1884
Kew, Surrey, England
Died
8 May 1967
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Antarctic explorer and Navigator

Summary

John King Davis was Chief Officer on the "Nimrod" during Shackleton's Antarctic expedition in 1909 and Master on the "Aurora" and second in command of the Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. He later became Commonwealth Director of Navigation 1920-49. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1945-46.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • John King Davis - Records, 1884 - 1959, ML MSS 626; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • John King Davis - Records, 1884 - 1967, MS 8311/67; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Bechervaise, John, 'Davis, John King (1884-1967), Antarctic Navigator', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 238-239. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080262b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Lucas, Anna, Kriwoken, Lorne and Leane, Elizabeth, 'Captain John King Davis on F.I.S. Endeavour: Preparing for Oceanographic Work in the Southern Ocean', Polar Record, vol. 47, 2011, pp. 356-70. Details

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Digital resources

Title
Davis, John King Portrait
Type
Image

Details

McCarthy, G.J.