The Mercury in 1951: Wollongong's Antarctic visitor racks up frequent flyer points

Glen Humphries
Updated November 14 2023 - 2:47pm, first published 12:30pm
A Wollongong man was planning to make his third trip to Antarctica - and his father had already explored the icy continent as well.
A Wollongong man was planning to make his third trip to Antarctica - and his father had already explored the icy continent as well.

Looking back at November 15, 1951

Wollongong man Robert Dovers is heading to Antarctica - for the third time.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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