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Wilkins, Sir (George) Hubertlocked

  • R. A. Swan
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Wilkins, Sir (George) Hubert (1888–1958), polar explorer and climatologist, was born at Mount Bryan East, South Australia, on 31 October 1888, the thirteenth and youngest child of Harry Wilkins, grazier, and his wife, Louisa Smith. Until 1903 he lived and worked on his parents' sheep station where outdoor activities, coupled with his early experience of the devastation caused by drought, laid the foundations for his lifelong interest and work in the natural sciences, climatology, and meteorology....

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