Australia post issued a set of stamps to marks the centenary of the birth of Dr Phillip Law AC (1912-2010), one of Australia’s most experienced polar explorers. He was a pivotal fi gure in developing Australia’s Antarctic science program and in securing a commitment to the region.
In his 19 years as an Antarctic explorer, Phillip Law took part in 28 expeditions. Under his direction, some 5,000 kilometres of coastline were charted. Of all his achievements, Law considered the fi rst landing at Larsemann Hills to be his greatest. In early 1958, and after days of negotiating ice-free peaks that rose
to 500 feet, the ANARE leader led the fi rst party to land at Larsemann Hills. In his honour, the Law Base was established at the site in 1986-87.
Phillip Law died in Melbourne at the age of 97.
Title: Phillip Law 1912-2010 – Australia
Date of Issue: 6 March 2012
Denominations: 60c, $1.20, $1.80
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