Worsley enchanted


Frank Worsley

A poem with the title  “Worlsey enchanted” was published by Douglas Stewart in 1948. It tells the story of the epic journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia  1914-1917. The Antarctic Society has republished the book with beautiful line drawings by Myra Walton (Secretary of the National Council of the Society).

A book launch is organised by the Canterbury Branch of the Antarctic Society at

Naval Point Club, Lyttelton, Dampier Bay

Thursday, 26th may 2016, 5:30 – 7pm

Book price: $ 15 (Cash bar available).



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 Ursula.rack@canterbury.ac.nz