Race to the End of the Earth

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Captain Scott’s last birthday dinner, during the British Antarctic “Terra Nova” Expedition, taken June 6, 1911. Cecil H. Meares is seated, second from left. On the right, Meares’ pennant hangs third to the left of the standing man. Photo by Herbert G. Ponting. Courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library, NZ.

Captain Scott’s last birthday dinner, during the British Antarctic “Terra Nova” Expedition, taken June 6, 1911. Cecil H. Meares is seated, second from left. On the right, Meares’ pennant hangs third to the left of the standing man. Photo by Herbert G. Ponting. Courtesy of the Alexander Turnbull Library, NZ.

From May 17 through October 14, Race to the End of the Earth will be on view at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. Focusing on the 1911-1912 quest to reach the South Pole, this exhibition features photographs, paintings and artifacts of the expeditions of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Captain Robert Falcon Scott of the British Royal Navy. The museum is also offering a contest to win a trip to Antarctica courtesy of Quark Expeditions—what an amazing photo opportunity!

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