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Background imageExploration 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 imageExploration Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageExploration Collection: Shackleton / Wild / Adams

Shackleton / Wild / Adams
Ernest Shackletons expedition reached within 100 miles of the South Pole. Shackleton, Wild and Adams 178 kilometres from the South Pole

Background imageExploration Collection: Erebus and Terror, Franklins last trip

Erebus and Terror, Franklins last trip
The Erebus and Terror leave England on the Franklin polar expedition, never to return

Background imageExploration 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 imageExploration Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageExploration Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of the explorers Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron

Background imageExploration Collection: The Scout, Every Boys Weekly front cover

The Scout, Every Boys Weekly front cover
Front cover of The Scout magazine, the " only weekly official organ of the boy scouts" featuring two enthusiastic and earnest looking boy scouts reading a map while out on a hike

Background imageExploration 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 imageExploration Collection: Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran

Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran
Derrick Floor of an oil drilling rig, Iran

Background imageExploration Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron. Date: 19th Century

Background imageExploration Collection: Shackleton / Sledging / 1908

Shackleton / Sledging / 1908
Ernest Shackletons expedition reached within 100 miles of the South Pole. Relaying sledges over the rough terrain. Date: 1908

Background imageExploration Collection: FRANKLIN'S WRITING

FRANKLIN'S WRITING
Document transcribed by Sir John Franklin stating that H.M.S Erebus & Terror wintered in the ice at Beechey Island. Informs of his death & signed by Capt.s Crozier & Fitzjames. Date: 28 May 1847

Background imageExploration Collection: Annie Peck masked and dressed for climbing

Annie Peck masked and dressed for climbing
Annie Smith Peck (October 19, 1850 July 18, 1935), American mountaineer pictured in her climbing outfit at the time she had scaled Mount Huascan

Background imageExploration Collection: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 - 1922), Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer. Seen here at the age of 40 in windproof garments

Background imageExploration Collection: Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic

Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic
Sir Ernest Shackleton and three members of a polar exploration party, photographed within 111 miles of the South Pole in 1907-9 on board the Nimrod

Background imageExploration Collection: Captain Oates Dies

Captain Oates Dies
The young Captain Oates leaves Captain Scotts tent in a blizzard on the return trip from the South Pole and is never seen again

Background imageExploration 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 imageExploration 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 imageExploration 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 imageExploration 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 imageExploration 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 imageExploration Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageExploration Collection: Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi
The Treaty of Waitangi: Maori chiefs recognise British sovereignty and New Zealand becomes part of the British Empire. This was designed to guarantee land rights to the Maoris

Background imageExploration Collection: Marco Polo Leaves Venice

Marco Polo Leaves Venice
A bird s-eye view of Venice showing Marco Polo about to leave on his travels into Asia. The piazza San Marco is on the left of the picture

Background imageExploration Collection: Marco Polo / Map

Marco Polo / Map
A map tracing the journeys made by Marco Polo

Background imageExploration Collection: Cabral and Coutinho fly from Portugal to Brazil

Cabral and Coutinho fly from Portugal to Brazil
Gabo Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral - Portuguese aviators who flew from Lisbon, Portugal to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1922 in a Fairey IIIB Float plane- the first time this feat was achieved

Background imageExploration 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 imageExploration Collection: Oil Well at Chillingar

Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Irans largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world

Background imageExploration Collection: The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro
Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrows Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Rosss Expedition of 1848-1849 to search

Background imageExploration Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageExploration Collection: Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage

Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage
Seals and sea-birds watch as Sir John Franklins Erebus and Terror sail cautiously between Arctic icebergs

Background imageExploration Collection: Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator and explorer

Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator and explorer
Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator, coloniser and explorer on behalf of Spain. He undertook four voyages of exploration, first reaching the American continent in 1492

Background imageExploration Collection: Hemiscyllium ocellatum, epaulette shark

Hemiscyllium ocellatum, epaulette shark
Ff. 56. Pencil sketch by Herman Dietrich Sporing made during Captain James Cooks first voyage to explore the southern continent 1768-1771

Background imageExploration Collection: Nimrod in the Ice

Nimrod in the Ice
Shackletons ship Nimrod held up in the pack ice. Date: circa 1907

Background imageExploration 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 imageExploration 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 imageExploration Collection: Scott at Amundsens Tent

Scott at Amundsens Tent
Scotts team arrive at the South Pole to find that Amundsens crew have beaten them to it; frozen and demoralised, they perished weeks later

Background imageExploration Collection: Captain Oates 1912

Captain Oates 1912
LAWRENCE EDWARD GRACE OATES Member of Captain Scotts expedition which reached the South Pole in January 1912; lost his life in a blizzard on the return trip

Background imageExploration Collection: Events / Exploration / Polar

Events / Exploration / Polar
Sledge party planting British flag. Shackleton, Scott and Wilson Discovery exploration of the Antarctic

Background imageExploration Collection: Captain Scott and his exploration ship, Terra Nova

Captain Scott and his exploration ship, Terra Nova
The south polar expedition: Captain Scott and his exploration ship " Terra Nova"

Background imageExploration 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 imageExploration Collection: Penguins & Gramophone

Penguins & Gramophone
Penguins listening to the gramophone, during the summer. Date: 1908-1909

Background imageExploration 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 imageExploration 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 imageExploration 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 imageExploration Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran)

Background imageExploration Collection: Mary Henrietta Kingsley, traveller and writer

Mary Henrietta Kingsley, traveller and writer, in her canoe on the Ogooue (Ogowe) River in Gabon, West Central Africa, in 1896



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