- MS 280/10;BJ Work book, 1910-1913 [Includes a copy of a letter from Rennick to Captain Lyons regarding occultation's by E W Nelson] 1 volume
Rennick, British Antarctic Expedition
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- Dates of Creation1910-1913
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- Physical Description1 volume
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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 party led by Griffith Taylor spent three months exploring the western mountains and this work was continued after the departure of the polar party in 1911. A northern party led by Victor Campbell established a base at Cape Adare from where they conducted scientific programmes. The first cin documentary film of an Antarctic expedition, 90° South was made during the expedition. After successfully reaching the South Pole on 17 January 1912 Scott and his companions (Henry Bowers, Edgar Evans, Lawrence Oates and Edward Wilson) perished during the return journey.
Rennick served on board the expedition ship Terra Nova and was involved in the Hydrographical survey work carried out during the voyages to and from the Antarctic.