Story: Worsley, Frank Arthur

Members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition on Elephant Island, farewelling the James Caird

Members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition on Elephant Island, farewelling the James Caird

In 1915 Frank Arthur Worsley navigated a 22-foot open boat, the James Caird, from Elephant Island to South Georgia to seek help for the stranded members of Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition.

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P. Y. Dennerly. 'Worsley, Frank Arthur', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3w28/worsley-frank-arthur (accessed 20 September 2019)