Rymill, John (1905-1968)

Also known as
Rymill, J. R. (John Riddoch) (1905-1968)
Rymill, John Riddoch (1905-1968)
Field of activity
Polar Explorer; Farmer; Explorer
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John Riddoch Rymill (1905-1968), polar explorer and farmer, was born on 13 March 1905 at Penola, South Australia, younger son of Robert Rymill, farmer, and his wife Mary Edith, daughter of John Riddoch....

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John Rymill was a highly decorated polar explorer. In 1927 he moved to England to study surveying and navigation, and he also got his pilot license. Rymill's first major polar expedition was to Greenland in 1930 as surveyor and pilot with the British Arctic Air Route Expedition. He returned to Greenland several times after this and headed the 1934 British Graham Land Expedition. This proved to be one of the most successful and best organised polar expeditions of the time. The party discovered King George VI Sound (a frozen channel) and explored new areas around the Weddell Sea. The British Antarctic Territory has several places named in Rymill's honour.

  • Award - British Service Polar Medal with Arctic bar received
  • Career position - Surveyor and Pilot for the British Arctic Air Route Expedition to Greenland
  • Career position - Second-in-command of an expedition to Greenland
  • Award - British Service Polar Medal with Antarctic bar received
  • Career position - British Graham Land Expedition to South Graham Land and the Weddell Sea
  • Award - The Founders Medal received from the Royal Geographical Society
  • Award - David Livingstone Centenary Gold Medal received from the American Geographical Society of New York

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Rymill, John Riddoch
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Arctic and Antarctic - the Will and the Way of John Riddoch Rymill
    Bechervaise, John
    Published: Bluntisham Books, Bluntisham, Huntingdon, 1995
  3. Rymill, John Riddoch (1905-1968), Polar Explorer and Farmer
    Bechervaise, John
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 11, 501

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  1. John Rymill
    [ Photograph : 1939 ]
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  2. C. Johnston reminiscing about John Rymill for the John Bechervaise MS 7972 collection
    Johnston, C
    [ Sound : 1987 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Radio address by John Riddoch Rymill / Recordist: Ian Giles
    Rymill, John, 1905-1968
    [ Sound : 1969 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  4. John Rymill - Polar Explorer
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At Millicent Library
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  5. Robert Rymill
    [ Photograph : 1905 ]
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    Robert Rymill
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  6. Penola residents interviewed by John Bechervaise for the John Bechervaise MS 7972 collection
    Béchervaise, John (John Mayston), 1910-1998
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Eleanor Rymill interviewed by John Bechervaise for the John Bechervaise MS 7972 collection
    Rymill, Eleanor, 1911-2003
    [ Sound : 1985 ]
    At National Library
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  8. Peter Rymill interviewed by John Bechervaise for the John Bechervaise MS 7972 collection
    Rymill, Peter
    [ Sound : 1985 ]
    At National Library
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  9. Members of the BAARE expedition
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Members of the BAARE expedition
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  10. John Bechervaise reads excerpts of Colin Bertram diaries for the John Bechervaise MS 7972 collection
    Bertram, G. C. L. (George Colin Lawder)
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Girl Guides Australia
    ... Rymill, Shylie Katharine (1882 - 1959) ...
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    [ Photograph : 1939 ]
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  1. CHAIRMAN'S CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL RESOLUTION FOR DEED OF ASSIGNMENT. Part XI. In the Court of Bankruptcy, District of South Australia (No. 36 of 1937).—Re JOHN PEDERSON, of Kooring...
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    ... Bankruptcy, District of South Australia (No. 36 of 1937).—Re John Pedebson, of Kooringa, in the State of ... convened and held at the offices of Messrs. Browne, Rymill "& Stevens, solicitors. Exchange Buildings ... 192 words
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  2. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY National Memorials Ordinance 1928-1959
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    ... Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, K.C.B., 1st Baron Mountevans (1881-1951) John Riddoch Rymill (1905-1968 ... 1966 83 of 29 September 1966 40 of 4 May 1967 54 of 22 June 1967 13 of 8 February 1968 51 of 6 June ... 2986 words
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    ... Godolphin Rowe, Esquire; John Douglass Grace Duncan, Esquire; Byrne Hart, Esquire; James Alexander Forrest ... Farquhar Mackay, Esquire; Bernard Blomfield Riley, Esquire, Q.C.; the Honourable Sir Arthur Campbell Rymill ... 107 words
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  1. RYMILL -- RIDDOCH.
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 22 March 1902 p 38 Article
    ... RYMILL— RIDDOCH. The marriage of Mr. Robt. Rymill, Pe-nola Station, South Australia, to. Miss Mary ... Edith Riddoch, third daughter of the late Mr. John Riddoch, Yallum Park, was celebrated at Yallum Park ... 87 words
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  2. MR AND MRS JOHN RYMILL
    Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939) Thursday 12 January 1939 p 3 Article Illustrated
    ... H| MR AND MRS JOHN RYMILL a ' A0tt .' 'n ^'s scc^s' anc* frame of a giant, Mr John Rymill has made ... Graham Land were curately delineated for the, first time. Mr Rymill, who has now married and settled down ... 125 words
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  3. Lecture By Mr. John Rymill
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Tuesday 5 July 1938 p 20 Article
    ... Lecture By Mr. John Rymill The first 1938 public lecture arranged by the University of Adelaide ... will be given at the Bonython-Hall tomorrow night, when Mr. John Rymill, Antarctic explorer, will speak ... 127 words
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  1. Talk by Peter Rymill
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    At Millicent Library
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  2. A potted history of the Sheerness United Reformed Church from the 18th century / by John A. Rymill
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    [ Book : 2007 ]
    A potted history of the Sheerness United Reformed Church from the 18th century / by John A. Rymill
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  3. The Explorers : Lawrence Wells
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  4. The story of a man who rose from "rags to riches" / by John A. Rymill
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  1. Arctic and Antarctic: The will and the way of John Riddoch Rymill
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  2. Outdoor Entertainment - Elder Park and Rymill Park (3 March 1972 - 26 March 1972) [Event Description]
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  3. Zircons and clay from morainal Permian siltstone at Mt Rymill (73 degrees S, 66 degrees E), Prince Charles Mountains, Antarctica, reflect the ancestral Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains-Vostok Subglacial Highlands complex
    Veevers, John; Saeed, Ayesha; Pearson, Norman; Belousova, Elena; Kinny, Peter D; Macquarie University. National Key Centre for Geochemical Evolution a ...
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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  4. Consumers Rymill's capital idea
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    [ Article : 2004 ]
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on John Riddoch Rymill, polar explorer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  2. Eleanor Rymill - Letter Penola, S. Aust, to T. W. Mitchell 1968 Sept. 25
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  3. Parliament Motion of Condolence - Sir Arthur Rymill
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    [ Unpublished : 1989 ]
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  1. Christopher C. Browne, papers and postcards concerning George Bertram's plans for a new expedition to West Antarctica, 1934 to 1938
    Browne, Christopher C
    [ Map : 1938 ]
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  2. 'Chilterns'
    Foster, Di
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  3. Graham Land coast : B.G.L.E., September 1935 - February 1936 : from surveys by A. Stephenson and R.E.D. Ryder
    Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
    [ Map : 1938 ]
    At National Library
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