Authorised form of nameMawson; Sir; Douglas (1882 - 1958)
Dates1882 - 1958
Place of birthBradford, Yorkshire, England
Date of birth05 May 1882
Place of deathAdelaide, Australia
Date of death14 or 15 October 1958
Research fieldGeology; Antarctic exploration
BSc and BE (Sydney); DSc (Adelaide)
Migrated to Sydney, Australia, as a child; worked on geological survey of the New Hebrides; Lecturer in mineralogy and petrology, Adelaide University; accompanied Shackleton to the Antarctic (1907); made another Antarctic expedition (1911-1914); Professor of Geology, Adelaide University
Kt 1914; OBE 1920
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/05/1923
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; AE
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1959 vol 5 pp 119-127, plate, by A R Alderman and C E Tilley
G E Fogg, 'The Royal Society and the Antarctic' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 85-98
DSB gives death date as 14 October 1958
Royal Society codeNA6498
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003033Mawson, Sir Douglas1947
EC/1923/11Mawson, Sir Douglas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/64/902Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Douglas Mawson, FRS.7 July 1923
NLB/54/157Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Captain Sir Douglas Mawson, FRS; North Western Hotel, Liverpool21 February 1917
NLB/70/149Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Douglas Mawson, OBE, FRS12 January 1927
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