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

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


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.



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

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


Helen Cohn