Xavier Mertz Bringing in a box of Ice through the Catacombs, Antarctica, 1912, by Frank Hurley

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Xavier Mertz Bringing in a box of Ice through the Catacombs, Cape Denison, Antarctica, 1912, Frank Hurley, Australian Antarctic Expedition, State Library of New South Wales, collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/nX6mQj8Y

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    Blue Mountains Library, Local Studies

    • 03/Oct/2021 22:48:22

    The Mertz glacier was discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who named it for Xavier Mertz, a member of the expedition who lost his life on January 7, 1913, on the far-east sledge journey. Mertz's body likely remains in the glacier that bears his name, a few miles closer to the Southern Ocean than when he was buried in the ice by Mawson. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mertz_Glacier