Published on December 9, 2014
Greetings, My name is Douglas Mawson, I ’ m 30 years old. I have decided to make a diary about my expedition that I am leading called the Australian Antarctic Expedition. Including myself, there are 31 men, I am hoping that we will all make it back to our families in Australia. I am hoping to discover everything I can within the 2000 mile journey. My men and I have built a hut on the shore of a cove. This journey is going to be tough with winds up to 200 miles per hour. Sometimes the wind gets so strong it knocks us on the ground! I can ’ t imagine living here, it ’ s cold, there is no vegetation and it is hardly a healthy lifestyle for anyone.