Category Archives: Polar Exploration

Observation Hill, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Rest of the World

Cross at Observation Hill, Antarctica commemorating Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his companions who died on their return journey from the South Pole in 1912

Location

Observation Hill, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Rest of the World

Transcript

'IN / MEMORIAM / CAPT. R.F. SCOTT, R.N. / DR E.A. WILSON, CAPT. L.E.G. OATES, INS. DRGS., LT. H.R. BOWERS, R.I.M. / PETTY OFFICER E. EVANS, R.N. / WHO DIED ON THEIR / RETURN FROM THE / POLE. MARCH / 1912 / TO STRIVE, TO SEEK, / TO FIND, / AND NOT TO / YIELD'

Details

Type: Cross
Materials: Jarrah wood
Date Erected: 1913

People

Bowers, Henry Robertson
Age:
Date of Death: 3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RIM
Organisation: Royal Indian Marine
Evans, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 17/2/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Petty Officer RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Oates, Lawrence Edward Grace
Age:
Date of Death: 17/3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: British Army
Scott, Robert Falcon
Age:
Date of Death: 3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Wilson, Edward Adrian
Age:
Date of Death: 3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Line chosen from Tennyson's 'Ulysses' by Cherry-Garrard. Erected Jan 20 1913.
Bibliography: R.F. Scott, E.A. Wilson, Leonard Huxley 'Scott's Last Expedition, being the journals of Captain R.F. Scott and the reports of the journey and scientific work undertaken by Dr E.A. Wilson and the surviving members of the expedition' (London, 1913) (photo).

Museum, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Rest of the World

Memorial in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands commemorating Matthew Brisbane, sealer and polar explorer d. 1833

Location

Museum, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Rest of the World

Transcript

'To the memory / of / Mr Matthew Brisbane / who was barbarously / murdered on the / 26th August 1833 / in the command of the / Beaufoy cutter he was / the zealous and able / companion of Captn / James Weddell during / his enterprising voyage / to beyond the 74th Degree of / South Latitude / in February 1823 / His remains were removed to / this spot by the crews of H.B.M. / ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror' on 2nd August 1842.'

Details

Type: Headstone
Materials: Wood
Vessel: Beaufoy

People

Brisbane, Matthew
Age: 46
Date of Death: 26/8/1833
Cause of Death: Murdered
Rank / Occupation: Sealer
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Replaced from original location by a marble slab in 1933.
Bibliography: A.G.E. Jones 'Polar Portraits: collected papers' (Whitby, 1992), p113