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Biographical entry Cherry-Garrard, Apsley G.B. (1886 - 1959)

Born
2 January 1886
Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Died
18 May 1959
Occupation
Zoologist

Summary

Apsley G.B. Cherry-Garrard was the assistant zoologist on the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13, led by R.F. Scott. He wrote quite a bit of material relating to this expedition. Cherry-Garrard was educated at the University of Oxford in England.

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Events

1910 - 1913
Career position - Assistant Zoologist with the British Antarctic Expedition (Scott)
1914
Career position - Medical expedition on schistosomiasis to China
1914 - 1916
Career position - Commanded a squadron of armoured cars during the War
1916
Career position - Successfully lobbied to stop the killing of penguins on Macquarie Island, which was declared a bird and seal sanctuary by Tasmanian Government
1916
Career position - Invalided
1917
Career position - Obtained certain reforms in treatment of invalided men
1922
Career position - The Worst Journey in the World published

Archival resources

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

  • Apsley G.B. Cherry-Garrard - Records, 1912 - 1916, ML MSS 3149; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.