2012 PNC - Inspirational Australians - Sir Douglas Mawson 1882 - 1958
2012 Issue 9.
In 2008 the Royal Australian Mint introduced a new series of NCLT one-dollar coins dedicated to Inspirational Australians.
Sir Douglas Mawson. Mawson is well known for pioneering Antarctic exploration as he led the Australasian Antarctic expedition in 1911, which was the first major scientific and geological study of this continent. This was the most famous undertaking by the explorer, scientist, geologist and university professor in a life dedicated to science.