Frank Worsley. Shackleton’s Fearless Captain

The Antarctic Society, Canterbury Branch

invites you to a special presentation on

Frank Worsley. Shackleton’s Fearless Captain. The biography of a true New Zealand hero


By John Thomson

When: Thursday, 11th December 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Where: University of Canterbury Staff Club
Ilam Homestead
87 Ilam Road
Christchurch 8041.

John Thomson is a New Zealand Journalist who spent 50 years with newspapers at home, in Australia, Britain and East Africa, as well as his national news agency. He lectured on Antarctic history at several cruises from South America to Antarctica. John Thomson will give a lecture on his newest publication and will sign copies during a social gathering at the Staff Club.

Drinks have to be purchased at the Staff Club (no BYO). Nibbles will be provided by the society.

Please, RSVP by Tuesday, 9th December 2014 to


Radio interview on sledge dogs

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Last month I gave an interview on Sledge Dogs in the Antarctic to an US radio station.Pet Life radio the interviewer was very supportive and the interview covers a lot of different perspectives on the dogs and the men when working in the Antarctic form the Heroic Age until the 1990s. Dogs played an important role in discovering the White Continent and this is an attempt to bring their story a bit more on the surface of history. The link leads you to the interview: Pet Life Radio interview

SCAR Humanities & Social Science


Networking is an important element for researcher. This is a link to the SCAR webpage where one can look for information about researcher of Humanities and Social Science within the SCAR system.

The next SCAR History, Humanities, and Social Science Meeting will happen in Colorado, USA, May 20 – 23 2015. Look for details under the link below.

Title: “Antarctic Wilderness: Perspectives from History, the Humanities and the Social Sciences”