To follow are brief biographies, in alphabetical order, of the members of the Northern Party expedition (part of the British Antarctic [Terra Nova] Expedition 1910–1913 led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott) who used the site at Cape Adare and built their own hut in 1911.
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British Antarctic Expedition Members 1910–1913 (Northern Party)
Victor Campbell: 35, Lieutenant RN, Leader
Born 1875. First officer on Terra Nova. Leader of the Eastern (afterwards Northern) Party which left Cape Evans 25 January 1911 to set up a base in King Edward VII Land. Wintered Cape Adare 1911 and at Inexpressible Island 1912. Promoted to rank of Commander and fought in the Dardanelles during the First World War. Awarded DSO, OBE, and Polar Medal. Immigrated to Newfoundland in 1922 and died there in 1956. The Campbell Glacier and Campbell Glacier Tongue in Terra Nova Bay, commemorate Commander Victor Campbell.
George Murray Levick: 33, Surgeon, RN
Born 1877. Qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, 1922. Later joined the Royal Navy. Although not a scientist, he was a careful and patient observer and, in 1914, published a definitive work Antarctic Penguins. Wintered at Cape Adare 1911 and at Inexpressible Island 1912 as a surgeon, zoologist and photographer. In 1932, he founded the British Schools Exploring Society and became president. He died in 1956. Mount Levick (2,390m) on the north-west side of the Tourmaline Plateau in the Deep Freeze Range commemorates Doctor Murray Levick.
Raymond Edward Priestley: 24, Geologist
Born 1886. Educated at Tewkesbury Grammar School and Bristol University. Member of Nimrod Expedition 1907–09. Worked under Professor Edgeworth David studying the rocks of Victoria Land, at the University of Sydney. Joined the Terra Nova Expedition in 1910, wintered at Cape Adare 1911 and at Inexpressible Island 1912 as geologist and meteorologist. Research on glaciers in the Antarctic earned him a BA (Research) at Cambridge after World War One; became Vice-Chancellor Melbourne University, Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service (1953), Deputy Director of the former Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (now British Antarctic Survey). With Sir Charles Wright (qv) he is the author of the volume on glaciology in the scientific reports on the Terra Nova Expedition. He was knighted in 1949, visited Antarctica in 1957 and 1959 (Cape Adare), was President of the Royal Geographical Society 1961–63 and died in 1974. He also received the Polar Medal and Bar and the Royal Geographical Society’s Founders Medal. Features named after Sir Raymond Priestley are, Mount Priestley (1,100m) rising on the north side of David Glacier in the Prince Albert Mountains of Victoria Land, the Priestley Glacier on the edge of the Polar Plateau and draining south east between Deep Freeze Range and Eisenhower Range; Priestley Neve at the head of the Priestley Glacier, and Priestley Peak on the south side of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land.
Frank Browning: Petty Officer RN
Born in Devonshire, England. Joined Terra Nova from HMS Talbot. Wintered at Cape Adare 1911 and at Inexpressible Island 1912. Mount Browning (760m) and Browning Pass in Victoria Land, are features named after PO Frank Browning.
Harry Dickason: Able Seaman RN
A Londoner who joined Terra Nova from HMS Defiance. Wintered at Cape Adare 1911 and at Inexpressible Island 1912. Mount Dickason (2,030m) is at the head of the Boomerang Glacier in Victoria Land.
George Abbott: Petty Officer RN
Joined Terra Nova from HMS Talbot. Wintered at Cape Adare 1911 and at Inexpressible Island 1912. Features named for PO George Abbott are Mount Abbott (1,020m) in the Northern Foothills in Victoria Land and Abbott Peak on the north side of Mount Erebus on Ross Island.
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