Presentation by Dr Jenny Gardner
TMAG-meet at main entrance in the courtyardHobart
Tuesday, 9th April 2013 Commencing 8.00 pm until 9.00 pm
Please note: minor change of venue
About the Speaker
Dr Jenny Gardner was, until 2004, a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania, Launceston. She then moved to the Centre for University Learning and Teaching in Hobart where she worked with both staff and students across all faculties to support academic teaching and learning. She is the great grand-daughter of Professor Sir Edgeworth David.
Brief Abstract of the Talk
Professor Sir Edgeworth David (1858 – 1934), while virtually unknown now (except in Antarctic and geological circles), played a significant role in Shackelton’s 1907-9 expedition. In 1908-9 he lead the three man Northern Party to the South Magnetic Pole. With him was his former student, Douglas Mawson, and Alistair Forbes Mackay. This four month journey of 2027 km was the longest unsupported sled journey until the mid 1980’s (when radio and air rescue was available). It was a remarkable feat of endurance for the three men.