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[John Riddoch Rymill]
Title : [John Riddoch Rymill] [John Riddoch Rymill]
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Source : Advertiser, 9 September 1968, p. 1, col. a
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Advertiser Newspapers Ltd.
Date of creation : 1968
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Leader of Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. The article provides detail of the accident that claimed his life


John Riddoch Rymill died as the result of a car accident on 7 September 1968. He had led an expedition to Antarctica in 1934-37 which proved that the Antarctic Peninsula was indeed a peninsula of the main continent and not an archipelago of islands. He also served on three expeditions in the Arctic, taking over the leadership of Gino Watkins' second Greenland expedition following his leader's untimely death.

At the time of the accident Rymill had been following the ambulance that was taking his sick wife to hospital in Adelaide, from their home in Penola. A more lengthy tribute was published on page 2 of the newspaper, under the banner Last of S. A.'s polar explorers.
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Coverage year : 1968
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Bechervaise, John, Arctic and Antarctic: the will and the way of John Riddoch Rymill Huntingdon [England]: Bluntisham Books, 1995

The explorers Penola, S. Aust.: Penola Branch, National Trust of South Australia, 1996

Rymill, John, Southern lights; the official account of the British Graham land expedition, 1934-1937, ... London: Chatto and Windus, 1938

Rymill, JR The British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-37 in Geographical Journal vol. 92, parts 4 and 5 April and May 1938, pp. 297-312 and pp. 424-438

Bertram, Colin and Stephenson, Alfred The 50th anniversary of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 to western Antarctica in Geographical Journal vol. 151 part 2 July 1985 pp. 155-167

Chapman, F. Spencer Northern lights: the official account of the British Arctic air-route expedition 1930-1931 London: Chatto and Windus, 1934

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