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Lessons from the Arctic - How Roald Amundsen won the race to the South Pole


  • Magnet Galleries Melbourne SC G19 Wharf Street Docklands Australia (map)

Opening Sunday 6 October 4:30 - 6:30pm

In December 1911 Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole, just weeks ahead of fellow polar explorer, Britain’s Robert Falcon Scott, approaching by another route. The tragic loss of the lives of Scott’s team is well-known. In contrast, how did Amundsen succeed? This panel exhibition of images and personal accounts reveals how, exploring some of the lessons Amundsen learnt from earlier experience in both Polar Regions. Many of the images have never been displayed before. They were taken by the expedition crew, hand-coloured by Amundsen and used in his lecture series of 1912. See what the public saw in those heady days of icy exploration. Fascinating and fresh, this exhibition will surprise and delight.

Exhibition Partners Created by THE FRAM MUSEUM, Norway Sponsored by Royal Norwegian Embassy Canberra

Earlier Event: September 12
Giving Life
Later Event: November 8
Our Great Southern Land