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2. The heroic age of Antarctic exploration - Antarctica and New Zealand - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

2. The heroic age of Antarctic exploration - Antarctica and New Zealand - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand | Antarctica files | Scoop.it

Te Ara is the Online Encyclopedia of New Zealand. This website is full of wonderful research material as well as images and primary documents.

Look to the left side bar for further links. Gives a New Zealand perspective.

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Amundsen, Race to the South Pole - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Amundsen, Race to the South Pole - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Antarctica files | Scoop.it

From the National Geographic Magazine, this intriguing story on

leadership in the Race to the Pole

The Man Who Took the Prize: A century ago Scott lost and Amundsen won--partly because he knew when to turn back.

 

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Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott | Antarctica files | Scoop.it

This site contains information about the life of Robert Falcon Scott. Some incredible images from his fatal expedition can be found here. Don't forget to attribute the images to this website if you use them, and check for any Creative Commons licensing.

Image: coolantarctica.com

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Antarctica New Zealand | NZ Antarctic Institute | Scott Base | NZ Government

Antarctica New Zealand | NZ Antarctic Institute | Scott Base | NZ Government | Antarctica files | Scoop.it
Antarctica New Zealand is the Crown Entity responsible for developing, managing and executing New Zealand Government activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, in particular the Ross Dependency...

 

An excellent resource on Antarctic information from Scott Base.

New Zealand perpective.

Includes web cam pictures of the base through the seasons.

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The race to the pole

Click on the arrow in this link to read about 12 key events in Antarctica's discovery.

Keywords: Antarctica - The country

                 Exploration

                 Discovery

                 Race to the Pole

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BBC - History - British History in depth: The Race to the South Pole

BBC - History - British History in depth: The Race to the South Pole | Antarctica files | Scoop.it
Sian Flynn reveals how the race for Antarctic glory was run.

 

From the BBC Website - details the Race to the Pole and the key stakeholders.

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NOVA Online | Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance | PBS

NOVA Online | Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance | PBS | Antarctica files | Scoop.it

NOVA Online presents Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance...

 

Nova is a producer of television documentaries. Their education site has many interesting links on the explorations to the South Pole

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Canmore author Stephen Bown rediscovers greatest Arctic explorer, Roald Amundsen

Canmore author Stephen Bown rediscovers greatest Arctic explorer, Roald Amundsen | Antarctica files | Scoop.it

When researching his new book Stephen Bown found no shortage of material about Roald Amundsen, the eccentric and driven Norwegian explorer who was the first to conquer both the South and North Poles.

 

This article comes from a Canadian Newspaper and discusses the popularity status Raold Amundsen received after his success at the South Pole. 


Via Wildlife Defence
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HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Scott of the Antarctic

GREAT NEWS! A brand new series of HORRIBLE HISTORIES starts on CBBC on 31st May 2010!! In the meantime... Another sketch from the brilliant CBBC sketch show ...

 

Watch this Youtube clip -  a bit of fun.

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Remembering Robert Falcon Scott – Current Affairs – New Zealand Listener

Remembering Robert Falcon Scott – Current Affairs – New Zealand Listener | Antarctica files | Scoop.it
Cold front...

An article from NZ Listener Magazine - 100 years on from Scott's race to the South Pole.

A hard copy of this magazine is available at the library.

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Scott's biographer: British polar hero was incompetent - opinion - 04 October 2011 - New Scientist

Scott's biographer: British polar hero was incompetent - opinion - 04 October 2011 - New Scientist | Antarctica files | Scoop.it
Captain Scott was a morbid romantic, the victim of a tradition of heroic failure, says Roland Huntford – and Amundsen's diary makes much better reading...

 

From New Scientist magazine.

You may need a login to access this article online. Ask a librarian for details.

A hard copy of this magazine is available in the library.

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Roald Amundsen

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"Such was the secrecy of Amundsen's plans, that it was not until a month after leaving Norway, when their ship had reached Madeira, that Amundsen told his crew of the revised goal of Antarctica and the South Pole. Until this point, they were all of the impression that they were then to head north again for the Arctic".  www.coolantarctica.com

 

 

This article focuses on the life of explorer Roald Amundsen

 

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Discovering Antarctica - teaching and learning resources on Antarctica

Discovering Antarctica - teaching and learning resources on Antarctica | Antarctica files | Scoop.it
Interactive teaching and learning resources on Antarctica developed by RGS-IBG in partnership with BAS and supported by UK FCO.

 

Information about Antarctica as a country.

From a British website.

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New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust: preservation of Antarctic heritage

New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust: preservation of Antarctic heritage | Antarctica files | Scoop.it
NZ AHT promotes the restoration, preservation and protection of heritage reflecting historical human endeavour in Antarctica...

 

Read about the 1907 - 09 expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton and the base located at Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica.

NZ perspective.

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BBC - History - Ernest Shackleton

BBC - History - Ernest Shackleton | Antarctica files | Scoop.it
Discover key facts about Ernest Shackleton the Antarctic explorer who led both the 'Nimrod' and 'Endurance' expeditions.
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Antarctic Explorers: Ernest Shackleton

Antarctic Explorers: Ernest Shackleton | Antarctica files | Scoop.it

Whether a philatelist or simply a student of history, your appetite for polar exploration, as authenticated by its mail, will truly be fulfilled.

 

The information on this site has been sourced from postal documents belonging to the American Society of Polar Philatelists. You can visit them at www polarphilatelists.org

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Explorers - Amundsen

This is the BBC Series: Explorers - Amundsen Presented by David Attenborough Directed by David Cobham Copyright: BBC Natural History Unit 1976 (http://t.co/QlXQuuZ1 Explorers - Amundsen...)...
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