Hussey and the Adelies

Leonard Hussey, Meteorologist

During the afternoon three adelie penguins approached the ship across the floe while Hussey was discoursing sweet music on the banjo. The solemn-looking little birds appeared to appreciate It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, but they fled in horror when Hussey treated them to a little of the music that comes from Scotland.

— Ernest Shackleton, South


photo, Frank Hurley: First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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