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Ferrar, Hartley Travers

Ferrar, Hartley Travers

Alias: None

Dates: 1879-1932

Nationality: British

Awards: Polar Medal (silver)

Hartley Travers Ferrar was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1879. He read natural sciences at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He joined the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery), led by Robert Falcon Scott, as geologist, taking part in many of the sledging journeys, including those to the western mountains. After the expedition, Ferrar joined the Egyptian Survey Department, carrying out the first extensive surveys of the western desert, and subsequently became a schoolmaster in New Zealand. He volunteered for the New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the First World War. In 1919 he joined the New Zealand Geological Survey, serving with them until his death in 1932. He is commemorated in the Antarctic with Ferrar Glacier (77°49'00" S 162°41'51 "E).


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