David Day - Controversies of the frozen continent

From Saturday Morning, 11:05 am on 23 September 2017

David Day is an Australian historian and author who has written extensively on Australian history and the history of the Second World War. Among his many books are Menzies & Churchill at War, and his prize-winning history of Australia, Claiming a Continent. He also wrote Paul Keating: The Biography (2015). Antarctica has long been another interest of Day's. He took controversial lines in both Antarctica: A Biography (2012) and Flaws in the Ice - in search of Douglas Mawson (2013) and will likely provoke controversy again when he releases Antarctica: What everyone needs to know early next year, in which he tackles issues like the geo-politics of the multiple bases in Antarctica and the climate data coming out of the continent. Day will be in New Zealand speaking at a writers' event with Auckland Libraries, organised by The Antarctic Report, to mark the 60th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year that kicked off a wave of scientific research in Antarctica as well as established many of the bases, including Scott Base.