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Biographical entry Ninnis, Belgrave Edward Sutton (1887 - 1912)

Born
22 June 1887
Streathem, Surrey, United Kingdom
Died
14 December 1912
Ninnis Glacier, Antarctica
Occupation
Antarctic explorer

Summary

Belgrave Ninnis was engaged by Douglas Mawson as minder for the Greenland Huskies on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-1914). In 1912 Ninnis was selected by Mawson to accompany him as a member of the Far Eastern Party to explore King George V Land. This became one of the most epic journeys in Antarctic history and resulted in the deaths of Ninnis and Xavier Mertz, the third member of the party.

Details

Events

1911 - 1912
Career position - Member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Published resources

Edited Books

  • Mornement, Allan and Riffenburgh, Beau (eds), 'Mertz and I': the Antarctic diary of Belgrave Edward Ninnis, Erskine Press, Norwich (U. K.), 2014, 448 pp. Details

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