Tagged: Shackleton

Returning to a sunken ship - News

Annika Bess Jan 09, 2019

In 1916, Frank Worsley navigated a lifeboat for 16 days through rough Antarctic waters with the almost impossible task of reaching help over 1000km away, then turned around, this time with a rescue team, to return to his fellow sailors who were still stranded. Frank Worsley. Supplied/Canterbury Museum 1981.110.91. Akaroa-born Worsley was the Captain of the Endurance during Sir … Read More

Exploring Antarctica – without having to go there - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 18, 2012

Anyone who is anyone seems to end up going to Antarctica – its a rite of passage for Kiwi journalists, b-list celebrities and scientists, though the latter tend to have a much more genuine need to venture down there on a regular basis. If you yearn to explore Shackleton’s hut or actually stand at the South Pole, don’t fall into … Read More