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EXPEDITION'S ACHIEVEMENTS.

/ . STJMMAIIj. BY DR- MAVv'SON. - V *•■ ADELAIDE, February 27. W. Mawson to-day gave' the following statement, a portion of that cabled to London, describing it as a terse account .of the work" of the expedition. First thare"was the successful negotiation -by the ship of tto Antarctic | pack-ice in a fresh sphere of action,, where conditions were practically un-i known, resulting in the discovery ot new lands and islands. Second, the establishment on lands never before sighted, of two Antarctic wintering stations, separated by an air ?ine of 1000 miles, where scvjntino programmes had been constructed m one case for a year, and-in anther for two years. third, journeys had been made over sea and -ice and plateau in'regions never before sledgerj over. These at the main base aggregated 2400 miles,! and at the western base 800 miles, not including depot journeys, supporting parties, or relay work. Land had been followed through 35 degrees longitudo, 27 of which had been sledged over. Fourth, the establishment by a party at Maequarie Island of a wireless station, making a connecting Irak with _*fo» Antarctic main base and comimini-

eating weather conditions to the Meteorological Office for immediate use | in forecasts. Fifth, oceanograplrie investigations, chiefly in the nature of soundings and trawlings, between Australia and the Antarctic, on the- Continental Shelf, ! trawlings being successfully conducted to a depth.'of two miles. By sounding the Continental■■> Shelf had been indicated through 55 degrees longitude. Dr. Mawson promises a further i statement kite to-night. i

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EXPEDITION'S ACHIEVEMENTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8806, 28 February 1914

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EXPEDITION'S ACHIEVEMENTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8806, 28 February 1914

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