Davis, John King (1884-1967)

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Antarctic navigator; Antarctic explorer; Navigator
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John King Davis (1884-1967), Antarctic navigator, was born on 19 February 1884 at Kew, Surrey, England, only son of James Green Davis, army coach, and his wife Marion Alice, née King. There were early...

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John Davis was Chief Officer on the "Nimrod" during Shackleton's Antarctic expedition in 1909 and Master on the "Aurora" and second in command of the Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. He later became Commonwealth Director of Navigation 1920-1949. President of the Royal Society of Victoria 1945-1946.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Davis, John King
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Davis, John King (1884-1967), Antarctic Navigator
    Bechervaise, John
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 238-239
  3. Medal Awards - For Antarctic Research Expedition
    Published: 1934
    Series: The Canberra Times, 2
  4. Captain John King Davis on F.I.S. Endeavour: Preparing for Oceanographic Work in the Southern Ocean
    Lucas, Anna, Kriwoken, Lorne and Leane, Elizabeth
    Published: 2011
    Series: Polar Record, 47, 356-70
  5. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

Resources by John King Davis (233)

  1. Papers of John King Davis
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Unpublished : 1962-1965 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 142,510.891)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 142,510.891)

  2. Papers
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Unpublished : 1840-1967 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 115,407.109)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 115,407.109)

  3. Trial by ice : the antarctic journals of John King Davis / edited by Louise Crossley
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 8 libraries
    Trial by ice : the antarctic journals of John King Davis / edited by Louise Crossley
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 105,628.195)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 105,628.195)

  4. High latitude / J. K. Davis
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Book, Audio book : 1962 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 25 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,334.211)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,334.211)

  5. Cockburn Id [Sound?] and adjacent land (Ross' expedition, from Capt Davis Sketch)
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Art work : 1907-1931 ]
    View online
    At State Library VIC
    Cockburn Id [Sound?] and adjacent land (Ross' expedition, from Capt Davis Sketch)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,677.523)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,677.523)

  6. [John Lachlan Cope, standing on deck of ship]
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Photograph : 1907-1931 ]
    View online
    At State Library VIC
    [John Lachlan Cope, standing on deck of ship]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,581.258)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,581.258)

  7. [Two buildings surrounded by snow, probably base camp]
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1929-1931 ]
    View online
    At State Library VIC
    [Two buildings surrounded by snow, probably base camp]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,007.141)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,007.141)

  8. Kerguelen's Map 1772
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1907-1931 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Kerguelen's Map  1772
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,007.141)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,007.141)

  9. [Seal between rocks]
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1907-1931 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    [Seal between rocks]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,007.102)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 71,007.102)

  10. [Penguin colony, seals and moulting penguins]
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1929-1931 ]
    View online
    At State Library VIC
    [Penguin colony, seals and moulting penguins]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,745.477)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,745.477)

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Resources about John King Davis (23)

  1. Papers of John King Davis
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Unpublished : 1962-1965 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 140,861.875)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 140,861.875)

  2. Papers
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Unpublished : 1840-1967 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 114,310.977)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 114,310.977)

  3. Trial by ice : the antarctic journals of John King Davis / edited by Louise Crossley
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 8 libraries
    Trial by ice : the antarctic journals of John King Davis / edited by Louise Crossley
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 105,236.391)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 105,236.391)

  4. High latitude / J. K. Davis
    Davis, John King, 1884-1967
    [ Book, Audio book : 1962 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 25 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,201.859)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,201.859)

  5. With the "Aurora" in the Antarctic 1911-1914 by the Captain of the Aurora, John K. Davis / J. Kissick
    Kissick, John
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1919 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 80,015.688)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 80,015.688)

  6. Capt. J. K. Davis
    Herald and Weekly Times
    [ Photograph : 1950-1958 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Capt. J. K. Davis
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 66,512.695)

  7. Letters (2) from Captain John King Davis and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, when both were members of the Antarctic Expeditions, to Alice Collinson Close and John H. Close, 17 December 1912 and 14 March 1917
    Close, Alice Collinson
    [ Unpublished : 1917 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,481.895)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,481.895)

  8. Series 02: Morton Henry Moyes diary, 26 December 1916-7 February 1917, kept while a member of the Aurora Antarctic Relief Expedition, 1916-1917
    [ Unpublished : 1917 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    Series 02: Morton Henry Moyes diary, 26 December 1916-7 February 1917, kept while a member of the Aurora Antarctic Relief Expedition, 1916-1917
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,421.316)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,421.316)

  9. Captain John King Davis on board the Discovery, ca. 1930 / Frank Hurley
    Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
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    At National Library
    Captain John King Davis on board the Discovery, ca. 1930 / Frank Hurley
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  10. John King Davis, Captain of the Discovery, ca. 1930 / Frank Hurley
    Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    John King Davis, Captain of the Discovery, ca. 1930 / Frank Hurley
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  1. Davis, H. (1864-)
    Artist; ; Photographer; Professional Photographer; 6991
    ... Davis, Mary Jane ... Upton, John A. ... . From 1865 he worked for the Adelaide Photographic Company in Neale’s Buildings, King William ... Street, under Fraser S. Crawford . In 1868 Davis succeeded Crawford as manager of the company’s ...
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  2. Davis, Walter (1907-)
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  3. Moore, Doris (1938-)
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  1. Carte générale bathymétrique des océans. [showing the track of the S. Y. Aurora, navigated by Capt. John King Davis]
    Davis, John King
    [ Map : 1913 ]
    Languages: English;French, [1 other]
    Possibly online
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 266.229)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 266.229)

  2. Davis Station
    Australia. Antarctic Division
    [ Government publication, Map : 1960-1962 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 249.984)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 249.984)

  3. Map of Davis area, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica / compiled by Division of National Mapping, March 1959, from air photographs flown Jan 1957 and Feb 1958 using slotted templates
    Australia. Division of National Mapping
    [ Map : 1959 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 206.663)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 206.663)

  1. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of John Bennett and Thomas Davis, trading at King's Plains, near Bathurst, storekeepers, in co-partnership under the style and firm of "Bennett and Davis."
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 19 April 1859 [Issue No.70] p 885

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Thomas Davis, trading at King's Plains, near Batliurst, storekeepers, in co-partnership under the style ... this sixteenth day of April, a.d. 1859. JOHN NEPEAN M'INTOSH, Solicitor for the said Thomas Davis ... 126 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,331.146)

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  2. WHEREAS the Estate of John Bennett and Thomas Davis was, on the 24th
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 17 February 1857 [Issue No.23] p 325

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... r 1 In itbe* Insolvent Estate of John Bennett and Thomas Davis, trading at King's Plains, near ... the Estate of John Bennett and IDhomas Davis was, on the 24th I day of Becember, 1856, placed -under ... 183 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,325.219)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,325.219)

  3. WHEREAS the Estate of John Davis was, on the 7th day of May, 1859,
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 10 May 1859 [Issue No.80] p 1032

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In jthe Insolvent Estate of John.Davis, of Har rington-street, Sydney. WHEREAS the Estate of John ... Davis was, on the 7th day of May, 1859, placed under sequestration by order of the Honorable Samuel ... 152 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,322.729)

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  1. [Penguin colony, seals and moulting ...
    Davis, John Kin ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1929-1931 ]
    [Penguin colony, seals and moulting penguins]
  2. [Looking down to shore from peak]
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    [ Poster, chart, other : 1929-1931 ]
    [Looking down to shore from peak]
  3. [Men standing at top of ice cliff]
    Davis, John Kin ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1907-1931 ]
    [Men standing at top of ice cliff]
  4. [Two men skiing and pulling sled wi ...
    Davis, John Kin ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1907-1931 ]
    [Two men skiing and pulling sled with supplies]
  5. [Interior of base camp showing man ...
    Davis, John Kin ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1907-1931 ]
    [Interior of base camp showing man in "fancy dress" as a woman]
  6. Track of the "Aurora" during the 1s ...
    Davis, John Kin ...
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1907-1931 ]
    Track of the "Aurora" during the 1st year of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition under Dr. Mawson
  1. Davis Daniel
    Daniel, Davis
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 254.814)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 254.814)

  2. Documentary special: king hit
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2013-2014 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    Documentary special: king hit
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 219.08)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 219.08)

  3. King Thynge
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2002 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 217.653)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 217.653)

  4. Air King
    Davies, John H
    [ Printed music : 1900-1950 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 206.781)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 206.781)

  1. John Davis Batchelder collection of manuscripts
    Batchelder, John Davis, 1872-1958
    [ Published ]
    Languages: English;Multiple languages;French, [2 others]
    View online
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 466.609)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 466.609)

  2. [Biographical cuttings on Capt. John King Davis, Antarctic pioneer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 423.56)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 423.56)

  3. John Stanton Davis Mellick Archive
    Mellick, J. S. D. (John Stanton Davis), 1920-
    [ Published : 1930-2015 ]
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    At State Library of QLD
    John Stanton Davis Mellick Archive
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 314.303)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 314.303)

  1. Captain John King Davis on F.I.S Endeavour: Preparing Oceanographic Work in Antarctic and Subantarctic Waters
    Leane, E; Lucas, A; Kriwoken, L
    [ Article : 2011 ]
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    At Uni of TAS Open Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 370.278)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 370.278)

  2. Captain John King Davis on F.I.S. <I>Endeavour</I>: Preparing for Oceanographic Work in the Southern Ocean
    Lucas, A; Kriwoken, L; Leane, E
    [ Article : 2011 ]
    View online
    At Uni of Tas: Inst Rep
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 279.983)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 279.983)

  3. Richard III / William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    The Modern Language Review
    [ Book, Audio book, Sound, Microform : 1597-2019 ]
    Languages: English;Japanese;Undetermined;Esperanto, [7 others]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 193 libraries
    Richard III / William Shakespeare
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 235.191)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 235.191)

  4. John Davis III: RoomKey.com.(IN THE HOT SEAT)(Interview)
    King, Danny
    Travel Weekly
    [ Article : 2012 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 229.33)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 229.33)

  1. ORANGE BLOSSOMS. DAVIS—KING.
    Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908) Thursday 17 October 1901 p 8 Article
    ... bridegroom), and carried. bouquets of real white floweas. Messrs. John Davis and Alfred King aoled as ... , Miss Gersie King and Missa Georgi n? Davis, who were oastumed in lovely cream lustre dresses, riobly ... 524 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,518.674)

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  2. ORANGE BLOSSOMS. DAVIS—KING.
    Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908) Tuesday 22 October 1901 p 3 Article
    ... . King, head teacher of the school, and Mr. Robert Davis, second son of Mr. John Davis, of Daisy Bank ... . Noak, handsome whatnot; Mr, John Davis, jun., cow and calf; Miss Gertrude King, set of cutlery; Miss ... 957 words
    • Text last corrected on 27 January 2017 by Lyndal
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,507.555)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,507.555)

  3. Davis--King Wedding
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Monday 22 March 1943 p 8 Article
    ... DavisKing Wedding I HE marriage ol Olive Margaret, eldest daughter of Mrs T. King, of Caulfleld ... , and Warrant Officer Lovel Blake Davis. AIF (returned), youngest son of Mrs Davis. Longford. Tasmania ... 59 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,489.105)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,489.105)

  1. CAPTAIN John King Davis - BANZARE, ANTARCTICA
    CAPTAIN John King Davis - BANZARE, ANTARCTICA
    Created by beetle, 4 items.

    John King Davis (1888-1967) was born at Kew, Surrey, England. His family had early connections with Australia. Davis’ father James Green Davis had taught at Sydney Grammar School and Henry Edward King...

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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 661.184)

  2. Davis-McDougall
    Davis-McDougall
    Created by Greg-DAVIS, 872 items.

    The extended Davis-McDougall family tree

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  3. Davis Family, Rockhampton
    Davis Family, Rockhampton
    Created by proudipswichgirl, 61 items.

    Death of Laura Davis (Bates)

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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 336.077)

  1. King John / edited by E. A. J. Honigmann
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    [ Book, Microform : 1700-2019 ]
    Languages: English;Japanese;French;Hebrew, [4 others]
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    King John / edited by E. A. J. Honigmann
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  2. Richard III / William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    The Modern Language Review
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  3. King Richard II / edited by Peter Ure
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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  4. The first part of King Henry IV / edited by Herbert Weil, Judith Weil
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