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ISBN: 9780957790674
Pages: 96
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: Australian Capital Equity, distributed by Fremantle Press
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A Tale for Our Generation

Written by Edward Wilson (d.1912)Henry Bowers (b.1883 d.1912)

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January 2012 marked the centenary of Robert Falcon Scott’s arrival at the South Pole with his team. After a gruelling 11-month journey, on reaching the South Pole, Scott was to discover the tent and flag of the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who had achieved the goal just weeks earlier with his men. Tragically Scott’s entire party died on the return journey. The bodies, journals and photographs of some members of the party were discovered eight months later.

A Tale for Our Generation reproduces the heart-wrenching and fascinating journals of two members of Scott’s team; journals that are currently held in the private collection of businessman Kerry Stokes.


Pages: 96
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Australian Capital Equity, distributed by Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9780957790674
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Edward Wilson (d.1912)

As well as being one of the explorers on Robert Falcon Scott’s South Pole exploration teams, Edward Wilson was a keen artist and naturalist. Watercolours of Wilson’s, from the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, are featured in A Tale For Our Generation.

Henry Bowers (b.1883 d.1912)

Henry Robertson Bowers, known as Birdie, was born in 1883 in Scotland. His father was a master mariner and, at age 16, Henry became a midshipman for the merchant navy. In 1905 he joined the Royal Indian Marine, where in 1909 he made the rank of sub-lieutenant. He was a part of Scott’s British Antarctic […]