Sledge - Arch Hoadley, Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 Object Reg. No: HT 7203

Wooden sledge used by Arch Hoadley on the Australasian Antarctic expedition 1911-1914, which was led by Douglas Mawson. Charles Archibald (Arch) Hoadley was a geologist on the Western party of the 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. He was stationed at the Western Base in Queen Mary Land and participated in a number of sledging journeys including the summer westward expedition.

After returning to Australia Hoadley became heavily involved in the Scouting movement and was the first Warden of the Gilwell Park training ground for Scouts Australia. This sledge was mounted in the Russell Troop Hall at Gilwell Park until it was donated to Museum Victoria in 2003.

It is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the 'Heroic Era' of exploration of Antarctica.
Wooden sledge with two long runners attached using wooden crosspieces, leather and ropes constructed from plant fibres.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation & Transfer from Scouts Australia, 2003
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: antarctic exploration, sledges
Themes this item is part of: Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Charles Archibald (Arch) Hoadley, Explorer, Educationist & Scout Leader (1887-1947), John Henry Collison Close, Antarctic Expeditioner (1871-1949), Sir Douglas Mawson, Geologist & Explorer (1882-1958), Antarctica Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: transport
User: Arch Hoadley, Antarctica, 1911-1913
Expedition Leader: Sir Douglas Mawson, Antarctica, 1911-1913


Alysha Posted on 13 May 2013 2:06 PM
is that really arch hoadleys sledge?
Adam Posted on 16 May 2013 3:07 PM
A long time ago he was a explorer later on he was the leader of my school :P

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