Unloading Antarctic supplies, 1911

Unloading Antarctic supplies, 1911

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Caption: Unloading Antarctic supplies. Expedition members stacking boxes of Colman's flour and other supplies on 23 January 1911 during the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). The boxes are stamped with the expedition details. In the background are ponies (right), the Cape Evans hut (left), and Mount Erebus (upper centre). Also known as the Terra Nova Expedition, the primary expedition objectives were scientific. Led by Robert Falcon Scott, a shore party of 33 spent two seasons exploring on and around the Ross Ice Shelf. Scott and four others died in 1912 returning from their journey to the South Pole. Photographed by Herbert George Ponting.

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