Recog­ni­tion for pi­o­neer

The Gympie Times - - NATION -

ONE of Aus­tralia’s for­got­ten pi­o­neers of the heroic era of Antarc­tic ex­plo­ration will at last have a marked grave, 76 years af­ter his death.

Sid­ney Harry Jef­fryes, the re­lief wire­less op­er­a­tor on Dou­glas Maw­son’s Aus­tralasian Antarc­tic Ex­pe­di­tion (AAE) of 1911-14, was buried in an un­marked grave at Ararat in 1942 af­ter 28 years as a pa­tient at the Ararat Men­tal Hos­pi­tal.

A plinth for his grave with his name and de­tails of his Antarc­tic ad­ven­ture is be­ing in­stalled on Tues­day.

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