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Nine men standing on beached sperm whale

Nine men standing on beached sperm whale at Leith Harbour, South Georgia, 1913 “Although the results of the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93 inevitably led to the conclusion that whaling in the Antarctic seas was not then a viable economic … Continue reading

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“Ready, lads, ready!”

An action picture of whaling 1837; engraving by William Home Lizars, after a drawing by J Stewart “At one bound the captain sprang to the bow of the boat, and, brandishing the lance, cried: “Ready, lads, ready!” “The harpooner took … Continue reading

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Frank Hurley

“A swaggering character with a shock of dark, curly hair, and an uneasy cast to his face, Hurley was a compulsive roamer. As a boy, he had run away from home. He came to photography by chance.” — Roland Huntford, … Continue reading

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Us Whalemen

“It is because [we] want to get away from up there…us whalemen…not fit up there…and people up there not want queer folk around like…whalemen. And we no can write poetry or paint pictures or get away from silly world which … Continue reading

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Envelope (1)

“British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16, Rare incoming envelope from the U.S.A. addressed to “J.F.K. Dobbs/S.S. “Endurance”/Imperial Antarctic Expedition/Buenos Ayres”, the only stop before South Georgia but arriving too late with ms. note “no está aqui” (not here) on reverse, returned … Continue reading

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Recipe

Escallops of Penguin Breasts Ingredients: Penguin Breasts as required Reconstituted onion Some fairly thick batter Flour Salt and pepper to taste Cut the breasts into thin slices and soak in milk for about 2 hours. Dry, season and flour them … Continue reading

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Charles Green, cook

“[Charlie] Green was the expedition cook. He worked in the galley, first aboard ship [then] on the ice, working the longest days of any on the expedition on a regular basis, from early morning till evening, preparing meals for 28 … Continue reading

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