Arc­tic tale on dis­play

Southern Telegraph - - News - David Sal­vaire

One of the great­est sur­vival sto­ries of all time will be on dis­play at Man­durah Com­mu­nity Mu­seum next week as the Shack­le­ton: Es­cape from Antarc­tica exhibition comes to town.

The dis­play brings to­gether first­hand ac­counts and dra­matic im­ages by of­fi­cial ex­pe­di­tion pho­tog­ra­pher Frank Hur­ley to tell the com­pelling story of Shack­le­ton’s Im­pe­rial Tran­sAntarc­tic ex­pe­di­tion of 1914-17 and his bid to stay alive.

Through the eyes of mod­ern­day ad­ven­turer Tim Jarvis AM, who re-en­acted parts of Shack­le­ton’s jour­ney, and bi­ol­o­gist and Shack­le­ton fel­low Mel Macken- zie, the dis­play fol­lows the har­row­ing ex­pe­ri­ences of both par­ties and asks vis­i­tors to think about their re­ac­tion and de­ci­sions.

Mayor Ma­rina Ver­gone said she was ex­cited for Man­durah to host and hon­our Shack­le­ton’s sur­vival story.

“The story of Shack­le­ton’s heroic voy­age is an ed­u­ca­tional eye-opener for all mem­bers of the Man­durah com­mu­nity,” she said.

Shack­le­ton: Es­cape from Antarc­tica is on dis­play at Man­durah Com­mu­nity Mu­seum from Au­gust 3-31. En­try is free.

Pic­ture: Frank Hur­ley

Dogs and dogloos be­side the trapped En­durance, with me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal sta­tion at its stern, 1915.

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