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John King Davis

Australian, 1884 - 1967

Antarctic navigator and explorer. Master of the AURORA, and second-in-command of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, under Douglas Mawson. He made five notable cruises, essential in establishing and relieving the wintering bases at Macquarie Island and, on the Antarctic mainland, at Commonwealth Bay and on the Shackleton Ice Shelf.