Liam Maloney

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THE ‘INSTITUTIO DE PESCA NO. 1’ RESUCE ATTEMPT

JUNE, 1916: THE UNCERTAIN BEGINNING OF THE INSTITUTIO DE PESCA NO. 1 RESUCE ATTEMPT

Following the failure of Southern Sky to reach Elephant Island, Shackleton turned to the governments of South America for assistance…

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Shackleton in Port Stanley

Place: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, early-June, 1916

Following the unsuccessful attempt to return to Elephant Island aboard Southern Sky, Shackleton arrived at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, on 31 May, 1916.…

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Death of Rickinson, 1945

ON THIS DATE IN 1945: DEATH OF RICKINSON

Lewis Raphael Rickinson died in a Naval Nursing Home, 16 April, 1945, following lung cancer illness.

Born in Lewisham, south-east London, Lewis was born into a family with strong

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New Year’s Day on Polar Expeditions

1900: BORCHGREVINK & CO. AT CAPE ADARE

1902: WITH ‘DISCOVERY’ NEARING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

1903: WITH SCOTT ON THE POLAR TREK

1908: ‘NIMROD’ LEFT LYTTELTON, NZ

1909: IN THE ICE WITH THE ‘POURQUI PAS’

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21 December, 1901: DISCOVERY LEFT LYTTELTON, NEW ZEALAND

Below you will find a link to my written piece concerning the departure of Captain Scott’s ship, Discovery, from the harbour at Lyttelton, Nez Zealand in December, 1901. Just click the title below to be taken…

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Shackleton & the Girls’ Training Hostel, Christchurch, NZ

Following Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, the Nimrod arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on 25 March, 1909, having left that port on 1 January, 1908. On 7 April, 1909, Shackleton gave…

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Did you ever think to link James Joyce to Sir Ernest Shackleton?

I was in and about the city of Dublin on Saturday, 16 June. It was upon that date in 1904 that James Joyce set his novel, Ulysses. For many years, that date has been celebrated as Bloomsday, named after Mr Leopold Bloom, a …

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Nimrod preparations, June, 1907

June, 1907, was a busy month for Ernest Shackleton. He was effectively trying to pull together funding, resources, supplies, equipment and a ship for an expedition to the Antarctic. Many factors were working against…

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ON THIS DATE IN 1916: BLACKBOROW’S TOES WERE CUT OFF

By early June 1916, six weeks after the Caird’s departure, Perce’s right foot was healing well but his left foot was gangrenous—a condition where the death of body tissue is caused by reduced, or lack of, blood …

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ON THIS DATE IN 1942: DEATH OF BERNACCHI

Louis Bernacchi, scientist and explorer, died 24 April, 1942.

Born 1876 in Belgium, Bernacchi arrived in Tasmania with his parents in 1884 and they settled on Maria Island off the east coast. He received education and

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