Frank Worsley was born in Akaroa and grew up in Christchurch. He went to the antarctic with Earnest Shackleton in 1914. After their ship the Endurance was crushed by ice they were marooned on Elephant Island. Worsley was with Shackleton and three others in the lifeboat James Caird that sailed 800 miles across the southern ocean to South Georgia where a rescue for the rest of the expedition could be organised. The most outstanding small boat journey in Antarctic history.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND