Monthly Archives: March 2014

Nimrod Expedition Postcard

Nimrod Expedition, commemorative postcard [via]

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Pantheon of Polar Explorers

— from a feature in the Illustrated London News, as reprinted in Huntford’s Shackleton.

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My Diary

“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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Nimrod Telegram

“MAY I BE PRIVILEGED TO NAME A NEW RANGE OF MOUNTAINS IN THE FAR SOUTH AFTER HER MAJESTY = SHACKLETON CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND” [Telegram in the Royal Collection; image via telegramsfromlastcentury.tumblr.com]

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Map of Furthest Point South, 1909

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The Nimrod’s return

Left to right: Frank Wild, Ernest Shackleton, Eric Marshall, and Jameson Adams, aboard the Nimrod after reaching the Furthest Point South, 1909. [photo probably by James Murray, printed in Shackleton’s Heart of the Antarctic, via, and via.]

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Thousands of pounds for one biscuit

“Thousands of pounds would not have bought that one biscuit.” — Frank Wild, 1909 Nimrod Expedition biscuit sold at Christie’s in 2000 for £4,935. Nimrod Expedition biscuit sold at Christie’s in 2011 for £1,250. (photo: Ben Stansall for AFP)

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