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15 JULY, 1911, WINTER PARTY REACHED CAPE CROZIER

I’m happy to share a new guest post by Ana Carolina Maciel Soukef Mendes Moretto. Ana has written about the ‘winter journey’ of Edward Adrien Wilson, Henry Robertson Bowers and Apsley Cherry-Garrard…
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ON THIS DATE IN 1964: DEATH OF JAMES

Professor Reginald William James, FRS, physicist, university man and polar explorer, died in Cape Town on 7 July, 1964. James was physicist of Shackleton’s Endurance as part of the Imperial Transcontinental Antarctic…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MACKINTOSH!

ON THIS DATE IN 1879: BIRTH OF MACKINTOSH

Aeneas Lionel Acton Mackintosh, British Merchant Navy officer and Antarctic explorer, was born 1 July, 1879 in Tirhoot, India, son of Alexander and Annie Mackintosh. Though…

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New guest post by Ana Carolina Maciel Soukef Mendes Moretto!

A RAINBOW IN THE DARK

Celebrations all over the world regarding Midwinter’s Day are pretty common and that is no different in polar explorations. In the Southern Hemisphere, in Antarctica especially, the winter …

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ON THIS DATE IN 1942: DEATH OF HUDSON

Hudson (SPRI)

Captain (Commodore 2nd Class) Huberht Taylor Hudson, navigator of Endurance, died when the vessel on which he was serving, Pelavo, was torpedoed and then sank on 15 June, 1942.
Huberht Taylor Hudson was
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JOHANSEN WITH NANSEN

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHANSEN!

Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen, Norwegian polar explorer, was born in Skien, southern Norway, on 15 May, 1867. Huntford wrote that Johansen was of ‘medium height, well built, quiet and modest,…

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ON THIS DATE IN 1962: DEATH OF ADAMS

Captain Sir Jameson Boyd Adams, KCVO, CBE, DSO, RD, died on 30 April, 1962.

Jameson Boyd Adams—Bill Adams or ‘The Mate’—was born on 6 March 1880, in Rippingale, Lincolnshire. Adams joined the Merchant Navy

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DEATH OF SPENCER-SMITH

Rev. Arnold Spencer-Smith, clergyman, photographer and Antarctic explorer, died on the Antarctic continent on 9 March, 1916, during the second sledging session of the Ross Sea party of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-continental…

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2 March, 1913: Shackleton left Antarctica aboard ‘Morning’

ON THIS DATE IN 1903: DEPARTURE OF MORNING FROM ANTARCTICA

SY Morning under Captain William Colbeck, a relief vessel of R. F. Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition, left McMurdo Sound at about 2pm on 2 March,…

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Japanese expedition sources

As I’ve recently added more information and dates concerning the Japanese Antarctic expedition (1910-1912) aboard ‘Kainan Maru’ to my list of posts, I thought it would also be handy to have my sources…

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