Recognition for pioneer
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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