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John King Davis (1884-1967, compiler) 
Group portrait of five men, Douglas Mawson seated in centre, with supplies of flour and dead birds 
Glass lantern slide 
State Library of Victoria 
Accession no: H90.31/28 
John King Davis was born at Kew, Surrey, England in 1884. He went to sea in 1900 and was appointed Chief Officer of S.Y. Nimrod in 1907, navigating Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909. He was second in command and Master of S.Y. Aurora for Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, commanded the Ross Sea Relief Expedition, 1916-1917, and the Discovery for Mawson's British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1930. 

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