- MS 753;BJ Diary, December 1901 to March 1903 [ Discovery's first winter in the Antarctic] 1 volume, autograph, photocopy
Hare, British National Antarctic Expedition
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- ReferenceGB 15 Clarence Howard Hare/British National Antarctic Expedition
- Dates of Creation1901-1903
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionDiary
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) undertook the first extensive exploration on land in Antarctica. Funding came from the Government, the Royal Society, the Royal Geographical Society and private donations. The expedition set up base at McMurdo Sound from where sledging parties carried out recognisance and scientific programmes. Scott made the fist balloon ascent on the continent in 1902. A three-man sledge party consisting of Scott, Ernest Shackleton and Edward Wilson achieved a furthest south of 82°17'S on 30 December 1902. The expedition ship, Discovery, commissioned and built especially for the expedition was beset in McMurdo Sound from 1902-1904.
As a member of the expedition Hare took part in a sledging journey to Cape Crozier in 1902.
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This is a copy.
Location of Originals
The original diary is held in the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. See Hare, diary