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Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink

Borchgrevink, Carsten Egeberg (kärˈstən āˈgəbĕrˈ bôrkˈgrāˌvĭngk) [key], 1864–1934, Norwegian-Australian antarctic explorer. He emigrated to Australia in 1888, and in 1894 he went south in a whaling vessel and at Cape Adare took part in the first landing on the continent of Antarctica. In 1898 he took command of a British-sponsored expedition on the Southern Cross. He disembarked at Cape Adare and sent the ship back to New Zealand. He and his companions spent the winter on the continent, the first to do so. In the spring he explored the Ross Sea, did extensive mapping of the Ross Barrier, and described its flora and fauna.

See his First on the Antarctic Continent (1901).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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