Story: Antarctica and New Zealand

Early 20th-century exploration

The hard-fought battle to be first to the South Pole is tracked in this map. It shows the routes followed by the expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott (1901–4), Ernest Shackleton (1907–9) and Roald Amundsen (1910–12), and Scott’s second expedition (1910–13).

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Sources: Base map provided by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre; Louise Crossley, Explore Antarctica. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1995

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Nigel Roberts, 'Antarctica and New Zealand - The heroic age of Antarctic exploration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/37142/early-20th-century-exploration (accessed 24 October 2017)

Story by Nigel Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012