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Antarctica Collection

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Mr Bernacchi at work

Mr Bernacchi at work
Mr Bernacchi, a member of the British 1901-4 polar expedition, at work with an electrometer

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Plans of the Terra Nova ship

Plans of the Terra Nova ship
Diagram showing the layour of the Terra Nova ship from the expedition to the Antarctic 1910-13 Date: 1910

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert

Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert
Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), the English naval commander and explorer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Scott led a number of expeditions to the Antarctic

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova

Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912), British polar explorer and leader of the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1912, pictured in his work room on board the Terra Nova

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Beardmore Glacier

Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Beardmore Glacier
Photograph taken by Captain Scott during the ill-fated polar expedition to the South Pole in 1910 - 1912, showing tents pitched on the way up the Beardmore Glacier

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition

Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition
Officers on board the Terra Nova on its return to New Zealand in February 1913 after the discovery of the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions. From left to right. Back row, Mr

Background imageAntarctica Collection: The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott

The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott
The inner tent in which Captain Scott and his two companions were discovered taken by a member of the relief party which found the tent on November 12th 1912

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere

Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere
Page from the special Scott of the Antarctic memorial number featuring a photograph of the Scott Antarctic medal, presented to the team after returning from their first successful expedition in 1904

Background imageAntarctica Collection: A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole

A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole
A suggestion for the type of motor sledge to be taken by Captain Scott, who in 1909 had announced his intention to set out on a new expedition to the South Pole

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - ponies

Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - ponies
Michael the pony enjoying a roll in the snow near his stables on Antarctica, during the ill-fated Scott polar expedition 1910 - 1912. Captain Scott wrote of the ponies in his diary, Poor brutes

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19

Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19
Photograph showing Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, ready for their dash towards the South Pole, during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott of the Antarctic and his predecessors

Scott of the Antarctic and his predecessors
Illustration showing Captain Scott with his team flying the Union Jack flag, along with the names of previous polar explorers with the chronology traced back over a map of Antarctica

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Terra Nova on front cover of The Sphere

Terra Nova on front cover of The Sphere
Farewell to civilisation - Captain Scott and his team pictured departing New Zealand in the Terra Nova, bound for Antarctica in December 1910 in their bid to become the first to reach the South Pole

Background imageAntarctica Collection: How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole

How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole
Double page spread from The Sphere, showing a map of Antarctica along with the route of Captain Scott and his team of ponies, dogs and men in their attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Mount Erebus

Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Mount Erebus
The slopes of Mount Erebus, the active volcano on Ross Island in the Antarctic, shrouded in smoke and cloud, seen during the ill-fated Scott polar expedition to the South Pole, 1910 - 1912

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott Polar Expedition - point of the Barne Glacier

Scott Polar Expedition - point of the Barne Glacier
A huge cliff of ice passed by the Terra Nova when she arrived at McMurdo Sound during the Scott Polar Expedition, 1910 - 1912. Date: 1913

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Some of the men who found Captain Scott

Some of the men who found Captain Scott
Some of the Men who found the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions and erected a cairn, pictured on their return to New Zealand

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Oxo in the Antarctic - Captain Scott polar expedition

Oxo in the Antarctic - Captain Scott polar expedition
Advertisement for Oxo showing members of the ill-fated Captain Scott polar expedition to the South Pole enjoying an 11 o clock cup of OXO on board the Terra Nova

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Members of the Search Party who found Captain Scott

Members of the Search Party who found Captain Scott
From left: Sub-lieutenant Gran, Petty-Officer Williamson and Mr E.W. Nelson (biologist), members of the relief party who discovered the bodies of Captain Scott

Background imageAntarctica Collection: The spot where Captain Scott lies buried

The spot where Captain Scott lies buried
A cross placed on top of a large cairn of snow marking the resting place of Captain Scott, Dr Wilson and Lieutenant Bowers

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Robert Falcon Scott - at the Antarctic

Robert Falcon Scott - at the Antarctic
Scott of the Antarctic. Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912) - who lost his life in an ill-fated race to be the first person to reach the South Pole

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Sketch of South Trinidad

Sketch of South Trinidad
Within South West Bay with the monument and landing pier, South Trinidad, September 13 1901. Drawing by Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912) made during the Discovery Expedition to Antarctica, 1901-1904

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Captain Scotts Departure for Antarctica

Captain Scotts Departure for Antarctica
Two photographs reporting the departure of Captain Scott and his team on board the Terra Nova, bound for Antarctica where they would attempt to reach the South Pole first

Background imageAntarctica Collection: How Bad Weather held back Captain Scott

How Bad Weather held back Captain Scott
A map showing the different routes taken by the Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen and the British team led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott towards the South Pole in 1911/12

Background imageAntarctica Collection: The Head Quarters of the 1910 - 13 Scott Polar Expedition

The Head Quarters of the 1910 - 13 Scott Polar Expedition
A view showing Cape Evans where Captain Scott pitched his headquarters for his last expedition to the South Pole. The main positions of the surrounding district are also shown

Background imageAntarctica Collection: The Highway to the South - Scott expedition

The Highway to the South - Scott expedition
The magnificent entrance to the Beardmore Glacier showing the snow slope leading up to the two massive granite pillars through which Captain Scott passed with his men

Background imageAntarctica Collection: The Great Ice Barrier, Antarctica, 1911

The Great Ice Barrier, Antarctica, 1911
Photograph showing a member of the Amundsen Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12 standing on top of the Great Ice Barrier, c.1911. Three men, under the command of Lt

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Front cover of the Sphere Scott Memorial Number

Front cover of the Sphere Scott Memorial Number
Front cover of The Sphere, Memorial Number of the Scott Antarctic Expedition showing a sombre scene of a group of men praying by a cairn topped with a cross in memory of Captain Scott, who died

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Cephalodiscus species

Cephalodiscus species
Plate 5 from British Antarctic Expedition 1910 -13 (Terra Nova): Zoology. Vol. IV, (1918) NO. 2. Cephalodiscus. By W. G. Ridewood, D.Sc. Pp. 11-82 : 12 textfigures, 5 plates and a map. 1918, 4to

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Kodak jar with pebbles from Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes for

Kodak jar with pebbles from Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes for
Kodak jar with pebbles from emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) stomach Collected by Scotts British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913, also known as the Terra Nova expedition

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Basalt bomb

Basalt bomb
Geological specimen collected by Scotts British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913, also known as the Terra Nova expedition. It had a broad scientific programme and collected thousands of geological

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Meteorite in Antarctica

Meteorite in Antarctica
A large meteorite found in the MacAlpine Hills, Antarctica in 1988

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Herbert Ponting

Herbert Ponting (1870 - 1935), photographer best known for capturing the ill-fated Scott expedition to the South Pole, 1910 - 1913, pictured in his Antarctic kit in January 1912

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Members of 1914 Antarctic expedition

Members of 1914 Antarctic expedition
Six members of the British expedition to Antarctica in 1914, with Sir Ernest Shackleton far left

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Robert Falcon Scott and his Frys Cocoa and Chocolate supply

Robert Falcon Scott and his Frys Cocoa and Chocolate supply
Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), the English naval commander and explorer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Scott led a number of expeditions to the Antarctic

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition: Shackleton, Scott, Wilson

Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition: Shackleton, Scott, Wilson
Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition Shackleton Scott and Wilson in 1902

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott's Antarctic Expedition Wilson, Bowers, Cherry-Garrard

Scott's Antarctic Expedition Wilson, Bowers, Cherry-Garrard
Scott's Antarctic Expedition Wilson Bowers and Cherry-Garrard on their return from Cape Crozier in 1911

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott's Antarctic Expedition Simpson launch weather balloon

Scott's Antarctic Expedition Simpson launch weather balloon
Scott's Antarctic Expedition Simpson launching a weather balloon

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott's Antarctic Expedition Lieutenant Evans October 1911

Scott's Antarctic Expedition Lieutenant Evans October 1911

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott's Antarctic Expedition Captain Scott's last words

Scott's Antarctic Expedition Captain Scott's last words in his diary March 1912

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott's Antarctic Expedition - Bowers Wilson, Cherry-Garrard

Scott's Antarctic Expedition - Bowers Wilson, Cherry-Garrard
Scott's Antarctic Expedition Bowers Wilson and Cherry-Garrard in June 1911

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott's Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova in Pack Ice

Scott's Antarctic Expedition Terra Nova in Pack Ice 13th December 1910

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Scott's Antarctic Expedition Evans Day Lashly and Hooper

Scott's Antarctic Expedition Evans Day Lashly and Hooper in October 1911

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Common death adder, Acanthophis antarctica

Common death adder, Acanthophis antarctica (Antarctic boa, Boa antarctica). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Unusual marine creatures

Unusual marine creatures
Sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, planehead filefish, Stephanolepis hispidus, elephantfish, Callorhinchus callorynchus, spotted wobbegong, Orectolobus maculatus, and seahorse, Hippocampus hippocampus

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Captain Scott, whose new expedition to the South Pole had just been announced in 1909

Captain Scott, whose new expedition to the South Pole had just been announced in 1909, declares the motor sledge to be an invaluable adjunct to ponies and dogs on Polar expeditions

Background imageAntarctica Collection: Advertisement in The Illustrated London News publicising the forthcoming story of

Advertisement in The Illustrated London News publicising the forthcoming story of Captain Scotts Adventurous Journeys in the Antarctic Region as narrated by Lieutenant (Ernest) Shackleton



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