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Through extensive travel and 15 years’ research, author and Antarctic historian Shane Murphy has created the most comprehensive account of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition ever published.
The story of Shackleton’s glorious failure is told through the diaries of Frank Hurley, expedition photographer. Of greater interest is that Murphy’s account incorporates the observations of a dozen other expedition members, portraying them in Hurley’s hand as well. This unique treatment has resulted in a thorough day-by-day diary, massive in scope, detail and interest, colorful in presentation and sometimes, perhaps, too graphic in its telling.
It’s all here, every day of the expedition. From the moment Hurley joins ship in Buenos Aires to the day he becomes a WWI photographer in France, the reader accompanies him aboard the Endurance, to South Georgia Island and onward into the Weddell Sea, where the ship is locked immovably in the ice and eventually crushed in its grip. Forced to live on drifting ice in tents for five months, Shackleton’s men overcome all odds, eventually reaching desolate Elephant Island after a grueling 7-day boat trip. Almost immediately Shackleton and 5 others set off on the most remarkable boat journey in history—included here is Frank Worsley’s verbatim James Caird journal and the historic march across South Georgia Island.
The narrative then returns to Elephant Island where Hurley and his comrades await swift rescue, which arrives many terrible months later and just in time. Shackleton and his men then tour South America in triumph, Hurley later sailing to London—only to return to South Georgia Island to round-out the expedition’s photographic record. Again sailing to London, Hurley is appointed official photographer to the Australian Imperial Force in France during WWI.
Complete with a Foreword and Afterword, eight appendices, comprehensive endnotes, samples of Hurley’s early photographic work and an extensive bibliography, SHACKLETON’S PHOTOGRAPHER is a concise biography of the life, times and personality of Frank Hurley—and the Endurance expedition.
Shackleton's Photographer (CD-ROM)
by Shane Murphy (Author)
|Edition||First (standard edition)|
|Binding||CD-ROM in illustrated Jewel Case|
|Publisher||frankhurley.org, Rimrock, AZ USA|
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This electronic book is readable with Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5+) and is fully printable with images at 300 dpi, 341 pages, 250 illustrations, diagrams and maps; extensive appendices, endnotes and bibliography.
Photographer Frank Hurley's personal diaries of Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic story of Antarctic survival. Buttressing Hurley's account and incorporated seamlessly into his diary are the notes of second-in-command Frank Wild, motor export/storekeeper Thomas Orde-Lees, physicist Reginad James, sailors Lionel Greenstreet, Walter How and Harry McNish. This electronic book also includes Frank Worsley's verbatim James Caird journal and is considered the most comprehensive account of the Endurance expedition every published.
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The James Caird
The James Caird is a 22.5-foot (6.85 m) whaleboat in which Sir
Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, Tom Crean and three others
made an open-boat voyage of 800 miles (1,480 km), from
Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands to South
Georgia, during the southern winter of 1916. The purpose of
the voyage was to organize a rescue for the crew of
Shackleton's ship Endurance, who had become stranded on
Elephant Island after the ship had been crushed by ice in
the Weddell Sea during the early stages of the Imperial
The James Caird, which had been carried aboard Endurance as a lifeboat, was named by Shackleton after Sir James Key Caird, a Dundee jute manufacturer and philanthropist, whose generous gift had helped to finance Shackleton's expedition. Before its epic voyage it had been roughly adapted by ship's carpenter Harry McNish to withstand the mighty seas of the southern ocean. Due to the pin-point accuracy of Frank Worsley's navigation, the James Caird arrived at South Georgia after a voyage lasting 17 days. Shackleton was thereafter able to organise the rescue of the Elephant Island party, and return his men home without loss of life.
- The James Caird Voyage (map)
- The Expedition: Voyage of the James Caird
- James Caird Society - The James Caird Society, established in l994 and a registered charity, is the only institution that exists to preserve the memory, honour the remarkable feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton, KCVO (1874-1922), especially during the ill-fated but glorious Endurance expedition.
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