“To go to the Antarctic has been my wish for many years,” Professor David said on his arrival by the Wimmera this morning, “but I did not expect ever to realize it…”

Otago Witness , Issue 2807, 1 January 1908, Page 25

Professor Tannatt William Edgeworth David, academic, geologist and explorer, was one of three Australians who took part in Lieutenant Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition of 1908-09.

Boarding the Wimmera in Sydney on Friday 20 December 1907, Edgeworth David sailed for Lyttleton via Wellington. Accompanying the professor were fellow expeditioners Douglas Mawson and Leo Cotton.

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