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THE SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND Two Vols.
Charles Chilton
310211801
$375.00

Reports on the geo-physics, geology, zoology and botany of the islands lying to the south of New Zealand, based on observations and collections made during an expedition in the Government steamer Hinemoa by members of Canterbury College, University of New Zealand. In this set Volume I has very little of the usual faults caused by paper adherence as a result of poor storage by the Government Printer. As fine a set as can be found. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, Government Printer, Wellington, 1909. 2 Volumes, Hardbacks no dust jackets. 388 & 389 pages, illustrations and maps. Loose folding map of the antarctic in pocket to rear of Vol. II. Index in both volumes. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE ROARING FORTIES New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
Conon Fraser
ISBN0477013627
$165.00

The best, most comprehensive, well written, and beautifully illustrated account of New Zealand's subantarctic islands, their history and their unique flora and fauna. Since this book was written the islands have been accorded world heritage status. Scarce.

Government Publications, Wellington, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND


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SEALING IN THE SOUTHERN OCEANS 1788 TO 1833
Rhys Richards
ISBN9780473164805
$70.00

Rhys Richards has published widely on sealing and whaling and his latest book brings together a collection of 12 articles of his on sealing in the Sub Antarctic Islands between 1788 and 1833.  

Parameta Press, Wellington, 2010. Softback. 278 pages, illustrated. NEW.


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ST MICHAEL GOES SOUTH
Tudor Atkinson
ISBN0478221029
$50.00

A chronological account from the log of a 31 foot motor-sailer in support of the 1972/73 Auckland Islands Scientific Expedition.

Department of Conservation, Wellington, 2001. Softback. 136 pages. SECODNAHDN


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THE ENDERBY SETTLEMENT
Conon Fraser
ISBN9781877578595
$50.00

An illustrated history of the ill-fated whaling settlement established on the storm lashed sub-antarctic Auckland Islands, 1849-52, in New Zealand's far south.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2014. Softback. 256 pages. NEW


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WAKE OF THE INVERCAULD
Madelene Ferguson Allen
ISBN9780908988020
$47.50

Shipwrecked on the Auckland Islands in the sub antarctic southern ocean, a great-granddaughter's pilgrimage. First published in 1997 this is the second edition.

Exisle Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND.


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WE THREE GO SOUTH
Ethel Richardson
ISBN9780987666789
$40.00

The utterly charming illustrated diary of Ethel Richardson and her two companions who embarked on the Government steamer Hinemoa for a tour of the sub antarctic islands in 1890.

Phantom House Books, Wellington, 2014. Softback. 151 pages. NEW


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MARLBOROUGH WHALERS AT CAMPBELL ISLAND 1909-1916
Joe Timms
210230301
$55.00

The narrative of one of the gang of New Zealand whalers active on sub antarctic Cambell Island from 1909-1916. A valuable historical record, illustrated.

Dept. of Lands and Survey, Wellington, 1978. Softback. 75 pages. SECONDHAND


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YEAR AWAY
Graham Turbot
ISBN0478222688
$50.00

The author was a member of the wartime coastwatching Cape Expedition and also a scientist. This account of life on the sub antarctic islands is based on a journal kept by Turbot during 1944. Illustrated with author's photographs and those of other expedition members.

Department of Conservation, Wellington, 2002. Softback. 153 pages. SECONDHAND


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TRIAL OF STRENGTH Subantarctic Islands
Shona Riddell
ISBN9781775593560
$39.99
A varied collection of stories of the human history of the remote sub-antarctic islands from the earliest days of discovery and exploitation by sealers and whales, attempt at settlement, the Transit of Venus Expedition, various shipwrecks, sheep farming, modern conservation and tourism. Illustrated.

Exisle Publishing, Dunedin, 2018. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. NEW

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WILD LIFE IN THE SUBANTARCTIC
J.H. Sorensen
410260113
$35.00

Describes the wildlife of the islands in vivid and personal terms, observed at a very different time to now and illustrated throughout with the authors own photographs.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 85 pages. SECONDHAND


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BIRDS OF CAMPBELL ISLAND
Kaj Westerskov
210230303
$75.00

The result of the Denver Museum of Natural History expedition to Campbell Island in the summer of 1958. The author was NZ liaison officer and carried out a study of conservation problems and study of the Albatross populations. Illustrated. 

Government Printer, Wellington, 1960. Stiff boards, cloth spine. 82 pages. SECONDHAND


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A MUSTERER'S SOJOURN ON CAMPBELL ISLAND
Alfed Austin edited by Paul Dingwall and Geoff Gregory
ISBN0478220944
$50.00

The diary of Alfred Austin 1919-21, a shepherd and shearer on the remote island sheep station. Verbatim from the diary with editiorial notes and essays. Some photographs.

Department of Conservation, 2004. Softback. 136 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAMPBELL ISLAND 1955-1956, 1958-1960
George Poppleton edited by Wendy Harland and Jenn Falconer
ISBN0473070235
$50.00

An account of his time as the leader of a weather station on the Sub-Antarctic Campbell Island, taken from his diaries.

Jenn Falconer, Greytown, (2001). Softback. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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UNIQUE & UNSPOILT A Year Amoung the Natural Wonders of Heard Island
Bernadette Hince (Ed)
ISBN9780642276926
$44.95

Heard Island, in the Sub-Antarctic, has been inhabited for only a few years between December 1947 and March 1955 when it hosted an Australian base. This book is based on the journals of John Bechervaise during his thirteen months in charge. A remarkable picture of a bleak yet beautiful island.

National Library of Australia, Canberra. Softback. 211 pages. NEW


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THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS 1819-1820
The Journal of Midshipman C.W. Poynter
ISBN090418062X
$50.00

This is the only first-hand account of the voyage of discovery of the South Shetland group and of the first sighting of the Antarctic mainland. Poynter's journal recently came to light in New Zealand and is here published for the first time. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 4.

Hakluyt Society, London, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND AND THE ANTARCTIC
L.B. Quartermain
210201131
$57.50

An account of the part played by New Zealand in antarctic discovery and the scientific work of the various expeditions that have made the country a last port of call on the way south. Also describes the setting up of Scott Base. Illustrations and maps.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 269 pages, folding maps and NZ Lands and Survey map of the Ross Sea region in pocket at rear. SECONDHAND


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ANTARCTIC, A NEWS BULLETIN Volume 1 Numbers 1-12 + index, bound in one volume
edited by L B Quartermain
510250034
$145.00

All issues of the first volume with the index at rear, bound complete with the covers into one cloth bound volume. This volume includes the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition with Edmund Hillary and 'Bunny' Fuchs; the ascent of Mt. Harmsworth; the establishment and naming of Scott Base etc.

Universal Printers Ltd., Wellington, 1956-58. Hardback with no dustjacket. 348 pages + index. SECONDHAND


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ANTARCTICA
A.S. Helm and J.H. Miller
210220821
$47.50

The official account of the New Zealand party of the 1956-57 Trans Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary that established Scott Base on Ross Island and began New Zealand's permanent presence in the antarctic.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 435 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANTARCTICA Great Stories from the Frozen Continent
Various
ISBN0949819646
$32.50

A comprehensive history of the continent and its wildlife, scientific discoveries and resources, illustrated with 900 paintings, drawings, maps, diagrams and photographs. A superb volume.

Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd., Sydney, 1985. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 319 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANTARCTICA : A NEW LOOK
(JG) Al Shackelford
71021192
$45.00

An interesting book produced by US Antarctic servicemen detailing daily life and work at McMurdo, and the Ice in general, with some references to Scott Base and New Zealanders assistance to the Americans.

US Naval Support Force Antarctica and Antarctic Development Squadron Six / American Yearbook Co., undated but about 1972. Hardback with no dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
 


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THAT FIRST ANTARCTIC WINTER
Janet Crawford
ISBN047304966
$65.00

The story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900, led by Carsten Borchgrevink to Cape Adare, as told in the diaries of expedition member Louis Charles Bernacchi.

South Latitude Research Ltd., Christchurch, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 270 page, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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ROALD AMUNDSEN'S BELGICA DIARY
edited by Hugo Decleir
ISBN9781852970581
$75.00

Amundsen's personal diary of his participation in the 1897-99 Belgian Antarctic Expedition, the first scientific one. They wintered on the ice, and we can read Amundsen's notes on the best equipment for Antarctic use.

Bluntisham Books, Huntingdon, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCOTT & AMUNDSEN The Race to the South Pole
Roland Huntford
SBN399119604
$95.00

A thorough reassessment of the race to the pole that contrasts the approach of each leader and their relative success and failure.

G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 665 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCOTT'S MEN
David Thomson
ISBN0713910348
$37.50

A clear and exciting narrative filled with fascinating character studies of those closest to Scott during that 'heroic' phase of antarctic exploration.

Allen Lane Penguin Books Ltd., London, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 331 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
210201923
$65.00

An account of Scott's last Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, especially the winter, the polar journey and the search journey. Includes the diaries of those who took part. First published in 1922, this is a one volume edition first published in 1951 with corrections and a post script.

Chatto & Windus, London, Library edition 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 584 pages. SECONDHAND


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DIARY OF THE DISCOVERY EXPEDITION TO THE ANTARCTIC REGIONS 1901-1904
Edward Wilson edited by Ann Savours
510280621
$150.00

Wilson's full diary of the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-1904. Via Cape Town and New Zealand to the Ross Sea and Cape Crozier. Illustrated throughout by Wilson, many in full page colour. First edition, with slightly chipped dust jacket.Extra shipping charge may apply to overseas destinations.

Blandford Press, London, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 412 pages. SECONDHAND


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DIARY OF THE TERRA NOVA EXPEDITION TO THE ANTARCTIC 1910-1912
Edward Wilson edited by H G R King
ISBN0713705620
$125.00

An account of Scott's last expedition as found in the diary of Edward Wilson, found with his corpse eleven miles south of One Ton Depot. Includes the journey from Cardiff, via Cape Town and New Zealand, appendices on the expedition members and the Terra Nova. Colour illustrations. Very tidy copy with a slightly sunned dust jacket. First edition. Extra shipping charge may apply to overseas destinations.

Blandford Press, London, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 279 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION (1913)
Captain R. F. Scott arranged by Leonard Huxley
71029022
$550.00

Captain Scott's journals, followed in the second volume by the Scientific Reports and Journals of Dr E A Wilson and the surviving members of the fateful expedition to the South Pole. The rare first printing, with maps and photographic plates, some coloured, with tissue guards. Navy cloth with gilt titling, and top edges gilt. THIS SET is in very good condition, with original bookseller label of Simpson and WIlliams, Christchurch, at foot of each endpaper. The set has been in Christchurch since the original purchase.

Smith Elder and Co., London, 1913. Hardbacks with no dust jackets. 633 + 534 pages + plates, maps etc. SECONDHAND


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ORDEAL BY ICE Ships of the Antarctic
Rorke Bryan
ISBN9781848321168
$69.99

Detailed information about all the ships to visit antarctic waters for exploration or commerce from the theoretical Chinese explorers until the present. Well illustrated.

Seaforth Publishing, Barnsley, UK, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 536 pages. NEW


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SHACKLETON
Margery and James Fisher
810270521
$55.00

A very thorough and well researched account of the explorer and his achievements informed by access to his diaries, papers and letters as well as interviews with surving members of the expeditions. Photographs.

Barrie Books Ltd., London, 1957. Hardback with dust jacket. 559 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHACKLETON'S LIEUTENANT
Stanley Newman, editor
ISBN0473009692
$50.00

An unabridged edition of the diary of Aeneas Mackintosh which casts a unique light on the Nimrod Expedition and on a number of Shackleton-centered controversies. Numerous illustrations.

Polar Publications, Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. NEW


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SHACKLETON'S BOAT The Story of the James Caird
Harding McGregor Dunnett
ISBN0948028025
$95.00

One of the great stories of the heroic age and the story of the boat by means of which a rescue was effected. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author.

Neville & Harding Ltd., Cranbrook, UK. Hardback with dust jacket.


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CAPTAIN JAMES FAIRWEATHER
Nancy Ryecroft
ISBN9780955173905
$32.50

The life and career of a shipmaster, 1853-1933. Includes the Dundee Whaling Fleet, Arctic and Antarctic voyages, and merchant service in the Indian Ocean. He was Captain of the Discovery on the Shackleton Relief expedition.

Fairweather Books, Ripponden, 2005. Softback. 202 pages. SECONDHAND


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CLIMBING THE POLE
John Thomson
ISBN9781852971069
$45.00

Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958. Examines, for the first time, the controversy surrounding Hillary's race to the pole that threw Fuchs' expedition into confusion. 

Erskine Press, Norwich, UK, 2010. Softback. 144 pages. NEW


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POLAR CASTAWAYS, The Ross Sea Party (1914-17) of Sir Ernest Shackleton
Richard McElrea & David Harrowfield
ISBN1877257265
$30.00

“When Sir Ernest Shackleton's dreams of crossing Antarctica foundered with his expedition ship Endurance in the ice of the Weddell Sea in October 1915, he could only wonder what had become of his support party on the other side of the continent. This book tells that story”.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 315 pages. SECONDHAND


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SEVENTH CONTINENT Saga of Australasian Exploration in Antarctica 1895-1950
Arthur Scholes
410201412
$47.50

The gripping human story of the first fifty years of antarctic exploration and a record of scientists from Australasia and their contribution. Scarce.

George Allen and Unwin Ltd., London, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 226 pages. SECONDHAND


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HUSKIES
Robert Dovers
510290422
$47.50

An account of a year long expedition in the Antarctic observing Emperor penguins. Mainly an account of the Husky sled dogs the author worked with and observed daily.

G. Bell and Sons Ltd., London, 1957. Hardback with dust jacket. 219 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOOSH Stories of Antarctic Cuisine
Jason C. Anthony
ISBN9780803226661
$49.99

Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and other stories of Antarctic Cuisine is a history of food in the frozen continent and an account of its importance in antarctic history and culture, from Shackleton and Scott to today.

University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, USA, 2012. Softback. 286 pages. NEW


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THE HEART OF THE GREAT ALONE. Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography
David Hempleman-Adams
ISBN9781905686155
$39.99

A beautiful book that tells the story of the heroic age of antarctic exploration through the photographs of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley. The images are all in the Royal collection. There is also a history of antarctic photography and a selection of pictures of other items such as the union flag taken by Scott to the pole. The book is an excellent and beautifully produced addition to those already published on antarctic photography.  

Bloomsbury USA, New York, 2009. Hardback. 256pp. NEW


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IMPROBABLE EDEN The Dry Valleys of Antarctica
Craig Potton and Bill Green
ISBN9781877333071
$47.50

The dry valleys are one of the last truly remote places on earth with no cover of ice and snow, and no rainfall, they are islands in the middle of the antarctic. The closest thing to Mars to be found on earth.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHITE SILENCE: GRAHAME SYDNEY'S ANTARCTICA
Grahame Sydney
ISBN9780670072538
$115.00

A large landscape format book of the photographs that are the result of the artist's 2003 and 2006 visits to the Antarctic. Grahame Sydney is one of the best known and best loved of New Zealand landscape painters particularly associated with central Otago.

Viking Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. NEW


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THE AMUNDSEN PHOTOGRAPHS
Roland Huntford (editor)
ISBN340412801
$55.00

The great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen disappeared in the Arctic in 1928. His possessions were left in disarray and his lantern slides of expeditions through the North West Passage 1903, 1911 to the South Pole and 1918 journey along the Siberian coast were thought to have been lost. Over 200 of these slides were rediscovered in 1968, providing a unique insight into the life of Amundsen.

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 199 pages. SECONDHAND


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GATEWAY TO THE ICE Antarctic Air Links from 1955
Tony Phillips
ISBN047307057X
$45.00

The well illustrated story of the air link between Christchurch and the antarctic continent from the first US flights in 1955 until the present. This copy signed by the author.

Christchurch International Airport Ltd., Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 112 pages with folding map in pocket at rear. SECONDHAND


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FLIGHT 901 TO EREBUS
Ken Hickson
ISBN0723306419
$37.50

A fully informed and moving account that provides an authoritative and factual insight into all aspects of the disaster and its aftermath by an experienced aviation writer. Illustrated.

Whitcoulls Publishers, Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 278 pages. SECONDHAND


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IMPACT EREBUS
Gordon Vette
ISBN0340320249
$42.50

The Erebus disaster occured on 28 November 1979, 257 people were killed. Published after the Royal Commission report the author finds it impossible to accept pilot error as a cause. 

Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 347 pages. SECONDHAND


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REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION, CRASH, MOUNT EREBUS
Peter Mahon
151
$25.00

Report of the Royal Commission to inquire into The Crash on Mount Erebus, Antarctica of a DC10 Aircraft operated by Air New Zealand Ltd, 1981. Conducted by Justice Peter Mahon who concluded that Air New Zealand management had attempted to conceal administrative blunders which led to the disaster by presenting evidence which amounted to “an orchestrated litany of lies”.

Wellington: Government Printer, 1981. Softback, illustrated, 167 pages. SECONDHAND 


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VERDICT ON EREBUS
Peter Mahon
ISBN0002172135
$32.50

The behind the scenes account of the Royal Commission and its findings by High Court Judge Mahon that reveals the painstaking study which brought him to his conclusions.

William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LONELIEST MOUNTAIN, First Expedition to Climb Mt Minto, Antarctica
Lincoln Hall and Jonathan Chester
ISBN0731800516
$40.00

An account of the 1998 First Expedition to Mt Minto in Antarctica's Admiralty Range. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs by Jonathan Chester.

Simon and Schuster, Australia, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHACKLETON'S WHISKY
Neville Peat
ISBN9781869799465
$30.00

The Extraordinary Story of an Heroic Explorer and Twenty-five Cases of Unique MacKinlay's Old Scotch. Remnants of the whisky were recovered 100 years later and replicated in Scotland.

Longacre, Auckland, 2014. Softback. 320 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TOTORORE VOYAGE
Gerry Clark
ISBN9781869410070
$47.50

A three and a half year journey in the Sub-Antarctic studying the birdlife of the Southern Ocean. During a circumnavigation of Antarctica, the Totorore was nearly wrecked on more than one occasion, and this is an account of seafaring as well as naturalism. First edition. 

Century Hutchinson New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 357 pages. SECONDHAND