John King Davis

John King Davis
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Born(1884-02-19)19 February 1884
Kew, Surrey, England
Died8 May 1967(1967-05-08) (aged 83)
Toorak, Melbourne, Australia
ResidenceAustralia
NationalityAnglo-Australian
EmployerExplorer, navigator
Known forCaptain of the Aurora
Parent(s)James Green Davis and Marion Alice King

John King Davis, CBE (19 February 1884 – 8 May 1967) was an English-born Australian explorer and navigator notable for his work captaining exploration ships in Antarctic waters as well as for establishing meteorological stations on Macquarie Island in the subantarctic and on Willis Island in the Coral Sea.

Early life

Davis's formal education, at Colet Court, London, and at Burford Grammar School, Oxfordshire, ended in 1900, when he and his father left London for Cape Town, South Africa.[1]

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