Remembering Robert Falcon Scott

By Rebecca Priestley In Current Affairs

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On his second journey to Antarctica, Robert Falcon Scott travelled south on the Terra Nova, sailing out of Port Chalmers in December 1910. The journey was tough. One dog and two ponies, as well as valuable supplies of coal and petrol, were lost overboard. But by January, the party of 30 men, 34 dogs and 19 Siberian ponies disembarked at Cape Evans, on Ross Island, where they assembled their prefabricated hut on a sandy flat in view of Mt Erebus. On Scott’s first expedition to the southern continent, he had travelled up the Ferrar Glacier and onto the Polar Plateau. This time, as well ...

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