2nd December 1911 to Antarctica for the most couragious expedition ever in Australia.
They had to map the coast of Antarctica. He knew where to go because previously he went with Ernest Shackleton.
He lead an Australasian antarctic expedition. Set up research base on Macquarie island. It was to communicate with Australia. Wireless signals sent from Antarctica. They built a hut to live and work in.
He set out with his team and a group of Husky's. Collecting samples and mapping the coast. One team member fell and the food supplies fell too.
Heading back ran out of food. Survival ate Husky's liver is poisonous. Another died. Mawson returned to base on his own.
Ship left back to Australia Mawson stayed for an extra year. He arrived back in Australia 1912.