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Lieut.-Commander L. C. Bernacchi

Naturevolume 149page520 (1942) | Download Citation



LIEUT.-COMMANDER Louis CHARLES BERNACCHI was born in 1876 in Tasmania, and spent his early years in Melbourne, where his father was astronomer to the State Government. The call of physics, and especially of magnetism, therefore came naturally to him, and at the age of twenty-two he went as physicist to the first expedition which ever wintered on the Antarctic continent. This was the Newnes Expedition of 1898-99, led by Borchgrevink, which wintered at Cape Adare, within two hundred miles of the south magnetic pole.


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