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Wonderful, amazing, splendid

“Wonderful, amazing, splendid. “Lat. 65°43′ South—73 miles North drift. The most cheerful good fortune for a year for us: We cannot be much more than 170 miles from Paulet. Everyone greeted the news with cheers. The wind still continues. We … Continue reading

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Death was instantaneous

“Owing to this shortage of food and the fact that we needed all that we could get for ourselves, I had to order all the dogs except two teams to be shot. It was the worst job that we had … Continue reading

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Diary: 9 Jan 1909

“9 January 1909 The last day out we have shot our bolt and the tale is 88.23 S 162 E. The wind eased down at 1 am. At 2 am we were up and had breakfast and shortly after 4 … Continue reading

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Furthest Point South – audio

Ernest Shackleton speaking into an Edison Phonograph in 1910 about the results of his Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, 1907-09, and his Furthest Point South. Public domain file, sourced from archive.org.

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New Year’s Eve, 1915

“The last day of 1915… tomorrow 1916 begins: I wonder what it will bring forth for us. This time last year we prophesied that just now we would be well across the Continent.” — Alexander Macklin “New Year’s Eve, the … Continue reading

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Monotony foiled

“Monotony in the meals, even considering the circumstances in which we found ourselves, was what I was striving to avoid, so our little stock of luxuries, such as fish paste, tinned herrings, etc., was carefully husbanded and so distributed as … Continue reading

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Diary entries

“Everyone is keeping a diary now. There was so little incident from day to day in the ship that very few of us thought it worthwhile.” — Thomas Orde-Lees [images from SPRI]

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