Shackleton expedition, 1907-1909, album 8

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Date
1907 to 1909
Ref
PA1-o-463
Description

Album of photographs (with a few stereoscopes), relating to Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition between 1907 and 1909. None of the images have captions.

The first photographs show some of the Manchurian ponies being trained on Quail Island while in quarantine. The training includes their being roped together, towing a sled on sand on a beach, and along the edge of the water. The horse trainer is probably W H Tubman, a professional horse trainer, with Bertram Armytage who was in charge of the ponies, and Alistair Forbes Mackay, a surgeon and biologist who also helped looked after the animals.

There are also scenes of the arrival of the sled-dogs, probably on Quail Island.

Views of acitivities surrounding the departure of the Nimrod, including one of Shackleton greeting people, a large crowd on the wharf at Lyttelton, and the escort of HMS Powerful in Lyttelton Harbour.

Source of descriptive information - Identification of some people and places from other albums in this collection. Also information about Quail Island and the horse trainer W H Tubman from internet at http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/mail-island-dog-kennels

Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s).

Physical Description: Album with black cover, "Photographs" lettered in gold, "Shackleton's Exped. 1907-09, Vol VIII" lettered in while ink on spine; 23 x 28 cm

Additional description

Alternative form available: Copy negatives are available at 1/2-C-009013 to 1/2-C-009014; 1/2-C-009944; 1/2-C-025566; 1/2-C-084720 to 1/2-C-084731

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Kinsey, Joseph James (Sir), 1852-1936 :Photographs relating to Antarctica and mountaineering
Format
1 album(s) Album(s), Photographs, Stereographs, Album with black cover, "Photographs" lettered in gold, "Shackleton's Exped. 1907-09, Vol VIII" lettered in while ink on spine; 23 x 28 cm
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Date: 1908 From: Kinsey, Joseph James (Sir), 1852-1936 :Photographs relating to Antarctica and mountaineering Ref: PA1-o-463-47 Description: Car with members of the expedition team on it, pulling two laden sledges over the pack ice. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s). Physical Descri...
Date: 1908 From: Kinsey, Joseph James (Sir), 1852-1936 :Photographs relating to Antarctica and mountaineering Ref: PA1-o-463-46 Description: Car hooked up to pull two heavily laden sledges during the 1907-1909 Shackleton expedition. Photographer unknown. There is a very similar image at PA1-q-2...
Preparations for the British Antarctic Expedition (1907-1909); shows a horse pulling a man on a sledge, along the beach
Date: 1907 From: Kinsey, Joseph James (Sir), 1852-1936 :Photographs relating to Antarctica and mountaineering Ref: PA1-o-463-04-2 Description: Preparations for the British Antarctic Expedition (1907-1909). Shows a horse pulling a man on a sledge along a beach, probably at Lyttelton in Christchurch. ...
Departure of the ship `Nimrod' from Lyttelton
Date: 1 Jan 1908 From: Kinsey, Joseph James (Sir), 1852-1936 :Photographs relating to Antarctica and mountaineering Ref: PA1-o-463-32-1 Description: Crowd on Lyttelton wharf 1 January 1908 to wittness the departure of the ship Nimrod for the Antarctic on the British Antarctic Expedition (1907-1909). Shows...
The ships Nimrod and Powerful in Lyttelton Harbour
Date: 1 Jan 1908 From: Kinsey, Joseph James (Sir), 1852-1936 :Photographs relating to Antarctica and mountaineering Ref: PA1-o-463-08-1 Description: View of the ship Nimrod leaving Lyttelton Harbour for the Antarctic, with the flagship of the Australasian squadron, the Powerful, sailing behind in farewell...
Men reading newspapers during the British Antarctic Expedition (1907-1909)
Date: between 1907-1909 From: Kinsey, Joseph James (Sir), 1852-1936 :Photographs relating to Antarctica and mountaineering Ref: PA1-o-463-37-3 Description: Unidentified men reading newspapers (inside the ship Nimrod?) during the British Antarctic Expedition (1907-1909). A copy of "The Daily Mirror" hangs behind ...