Keith Jack diary, Jan 10, 1917, pp73-4
Wednesday 10 January 1917: Jack expresses elation at arrival of the Aurora which lies off Barne Glacier (refer to Barne Glacier looking NW from Cape Evans).
Aurora had been refitted for the rescue after much discussion between the Australian, British and New Zealand governments. She was captained by John King Davis (1884-1967) a notable Antarctic navigator. Shackleton was onboard.
Davis had been Chief Officer of the Nimrod, transporting Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition (1907–09) and commanded Aurora during Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14. He was master of Discovery for the 1929-1930 investigations of Mawson’s British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition.
The Davis Sea and Australia's Davis Station are both named for him. From 1920 to 1949 he was Commonwealth Director of Navigation.
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