Valued at $120, this four-book collection documents some of Antarctica’s most legendary explorers. The collection includes:
MAWSON AND THE ICE MEN – BY PETER FITZSIMONS
A compelling portrait of some of Australia’s most famous polar explorer as well as the giants from the heroic age of polar exploration: Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen and Ernest Shackleton.
MAWSON’S REMARKABLE MEN – BY DAVID JENSEN
This intriguing book explores the contribution that Douglas Mawson’s 32 land-based team members made during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–14. The stories cover the lives of the men before, during and after the expedition, as well as fantastic photography of the men and the AAE.
FRANK HURLEY, A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE – BY ALASDAIR MCGREGOR
In this readable, definitive and wonderfully illustrated re-issued biography, McGregor describes Hurley’s life and character in all its richness. Hurley kept diaries throughout his life and McGregor uses these insights to give a picture of a truly complex and driven man.
SHACKLETON’S BOAT JOURNEY – BY F.A. WORSLEY
First published in 1940, this gripping and moving book covers Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1914 expedition aboard the HMS Endurance. In one of the most breathtaking survival stories of all time, expedition member Worsley recounts tales of how the Endurance became trapped and crushed to splinters by pack ice in late 1915, leaving its crew drifting on an ice floe for five months; of how they launched tiny boats into the open sea, and then sailed in a 22-foot open boat for 800 miles through the Antarctic seas in winter to South Georgia and rescue.