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Antarctic vignettes III: Shackleton's AB- William Frederick Williams

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Dartnall, HJG (2009) Antarctic vignettes III: Shackleton's AB- William Frederick Williams. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 143. pp. 83-86. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

William Frederick Williams was bom in Tasmania in 1866. He joined Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, signing on in the name of W. Williams, and served as an AB (Able Seaman) on the Steam Yacht Nimrod on her second voyage south (1908-09). On return to Iasmania he tried his hand at a variety of jobs before settling in the Lakes district of Tasmania as the manager of guest houses catering for trout fishermen in the 1920s. He retired to Lorne, Victoria, and died in Melbourne in 1964 aged 77.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 83-86
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 04:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:31
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13159
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