The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions

By: Bull H. J.

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Bull was a Norwegian businessman who had emigrated to Australia in 1885. He was convinced the whales reportedly found in the Ross Sea by Ross could be taken for profit and returned to Norway convincing Svend Foyn, a whaling magnate, to finance an expedition. The expedition left Melbourne for Antarctica on 28 September 1894, crossing the Antarctic Circle on 25 December, they entered the Ross Sea and landed on Possession Island on 19 January. Borchgrevink was on board as a scientist and discovered lichen on the island which was the first vegetation found south of the Antarctic Circle. The expedition later landed at Cape Adare on 24 January and is considered to be the first documented landing on the Antarctic continent. Borchgrevink claimed to be the first ashore but a similar claim was also made by Captain Kristensen and A. H. F. Tunzleman, a young New Zealander. The expedition returned to Melbourne in March 1895 a commercial failure although Borchgrevink used it to launch his Antarctic exploits.

Title: The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions

Author Name: Bull H. J.

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 1896 First Edition

Publisher: Edward Arnold: 1896

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: 243pp, 32pp adverts, 12 illusts, original decorative blue cloth, slight rubbing to extremities, inscription, VG.

Seller ID: 61156

Keywords: POLAR SOUTH - polar exploration mountaineering alpinism bergsteigen antarctic antarctica south pole discovery travel shackleton amundsen scott antarktis antarctique polaire whaling norwegian norway bull borchgrevink kristensen possession cape adare ross