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