John H. Blair (born 1887) was a Scottish sailor. During his early career, he worked aboard the Loch Line, which operated between Britain and Australia. He then joined a Melbourne shipping company, and worked the Australia-India trade. From 1913–14, Blair served as Chief Officer aboard the SY Aurora, under John King Davis, during the final Antarctic voyage of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE). He later became Chief Executive Officer of Pangbourne Nautical College.
The Blair Islands, in Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica, were named after him by AAE Commander Douglas Mawson.
- ^ a b "People of Aurora: John H. Blair". Mawson's Huts Foundation. Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
- ^ Davis, John King (1919), With the "Aurora" in the Antarctic, 1911-1914, London: A. Melrose, p. 170
- ^ Mawson, Douglas (1996) , The home of the blizzard: the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield Press, p. 8, ISBN 978-1-86254-377-5
- ^ "Blair Islands". Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 2011-03-21.