- MS 506;EN Newspaper, 1911-1912 [Incorporating the Cape Adare Times] 1 volume, typescript
The Adelie Mail
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- ReferenceGB 15 Adelie Mail/Newspaper
- Dates of Creation1911-1912
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) spent two winters at Cape Evans on Ross Island. Extensive scientific investigations and exploration was conducted along the coast of Victoria Land and on the Ross Ice Shelf.
A northern party led by Victor Campbell and comprising of Raymond Priestley (geologist and meteorologist), George Levick (surgeon, zoologist, photographer), George Abbot and Frank Browning (both petty officers) and Harry Dickason (seaman) established a base at Cape Adare from where they conducted scientific programmes. After moving camp the party were forced to spend the winter of 1912 in ice caves before walking back to the Cape Evans camp. The Adelie Mail and Cape Adare Times were produced by the northern party.