This course introduces early Antarctic exploration and its link to New Zealand which played an important role at that time. Pressing scientific questions demanded collaboration between different countries. Of greater public interest, however, was the touch of adventure. World War 1 brought Antarctic science to a halt, with the exception of the epic Endurance expedition, led by Ernest Shackleton, in which a New Zealand captain played a crucial part. This course will shed light on all these aspects and much more. Dr Ursula Rack is an Adjunct Fellow at Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, and has training and experience in environmental and social history.
Starts 1 November, 10 am – 12.30 pm, at the WEA, 59 Gloucester Street, 2 Saturdays, $20
For further information or to enrol, please phone the WEA at 366 0285, email: email@example.com or go online to: cwea.org.nz