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Accessed at least since 2 October 1996.
Last updated: 24 November 2013. Those sections below that were updated in the past few days are indicated thusly:
Current & Upcoming Antarctic Events [Last Updated: 24 November 2013]. Upcoming Antarctic Events: • To The Ends of the Earth…and Back: Selections from the Jay I. Kislak Polar Collection • New Zealand Antarctic Festival • James Caird Society • Plymouth Endurance happenings • SouthPole-sium v.2 SouthPole-sium: An Antarctic book gathering in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, 15-17 June. RE-CAP [Last Updated: 3 July 2012]
The two-disc video produced by Tom Henderson is now available at http://www.gwillow.com/SouthPole-sium.html SouthPole-sium v.2: A possible Antarctic gathering in Scotland, 2015 [Last Updated: 1 July 2013]Past Antarctic Events - 2013 and 2014.
Past Antarctic Events - 2011 and 2012.
Past Antarctic Events - 2009 and 2010.
Past Antarctic Events - 2007 and 2008.
Past Antarctic Events - 2005 and 2006.
Past Antarctic Events - 2002 through 2004.
Past Antarctic Events - 2001 or Earlier.
Antarctic Book Notes. [Last Updated: 7 July 2013] Recently issued Antarctic titles: • Catching up on Nimrod (the Journal) • Mucho Mawson • Hirzel on Crean • Martin re-appears • A big biography by David Day • Antarctic Fiction • Hoosh • An Antarctic romance • Bowers journals • Haddelsey on CTAE • P.O. Evans' biography • Lost Photographs Captain Scott • Wilson's Antarctic Notebooks • Joan Boothe on the Peninsula • Shirase finally arrives • A Koettlitz biographhy • Transantarctic Mountains extravaganza • Antarctic ships galore! • Tom Crean and the Terra Nova expedition UPDATE • New edition of Stewart's encyclopedia now out • Aurora • Angie Butler on Frank Wild • Alec Trendall on Duncan Carse and South Georgia • South Polar Times Vol IV finally hits the streets! • Paul Davies describes Antarctic 'sites' in and around Plymouth • John Thomson on CTAE • Michael Smith on Irish Antarctic explorers • Shirase bibliography • Adelie Blizzard • Raeside on Silas Wright • Huntford's Amundsen-Scott diaries • Amundsen's diary in English • Hooper on Scott's Northern Party • Companion volume to the AMNH exhibition: Race to the End of the Earth • Jean Pimentel's 'French bibiliography' • Nimrod No 3 • Shackleton Letters • Headland's "doorstop"—finally! • Rosove updated • Peter Speak's biography of Debenham • Forster's Cook, The Discoverer first appearance in EnglishAbout Antarctic Encyclopedias—More Than You Will Ever Want or Need to Know. Some duplicates.Antarctic Books Due and Works-in-Progress. [Last Updated: 24 November 2013] • Bulkeley on Bellingshausen • Taaffe on Stackhouse • Haddelsey on Operation Tabarin • Women to Antarctca • Antarctic cruise ship murder mystery • Harrowfield on Oamaru and Antarctica • Mountaineering and NZ Antarctic science • Another from T.H. Baughman
Antiquarian Booksellers specializing in Antarcticana. [Last Updated: 4 February 2013] Paul Davies (Kingsbridge Books) has a new catalogue out. As does Cameron Treleaven (Aquila Books) Catalogue 113 but it's not yet online.
Some Rare Antarctic Books [Last Updated: 9 July 2013] • The Adelie Mail & Cape Adare Times • The Antarctic Petrel • The Blizzard • Aurora Australis • The Antarctic Book • South Polar Times • Catalogue of The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-9 • Davis's A Letter from the Antarctic.
Antarctic Collections. [Last Updated: 22 February 2011] • Catalogue of The Library of The Antarctic Circle • The Mountaineering and Polar Collections at the National Library of Scotland • Hampshire County Council Archives • David Stam's paper on Bassett Jones and his Libris Polaris • The largely unknown Griffith Taylor collection in Australia • Antipodean Books' big collection • SPRI's 'Freeze Frame' project • New acquisitions by Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery • Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program • Waite Collection at Peabody Essex Museum. • SPRI's archives going on 'Archives Hub.'
Antarctic Poetry. [Last Updated: 24 March 2012] • Ponting's 'Sleeping Bag' • A Shackleton poem • Poems by Elizabeth Bradfield • A Mawson poem • Two Scott poems • A Shackleton poem. • A Scott poem.
Tekeli-li. [Last and Final Update: 11 January 2010] Fauno Cordes' annotated bibliography of Antarctic fiction. Hundreds of works of fiction—1605 to the present—that have an Antarctic setting or connection of one sort or another. Extensive and useful introduction. NOTE: Fauno died on 25 December 2009.Her obituary appears elsewhere on this site.Antarctic Fiction Bibliography is now up for viewing, thanks to Valmar Kurol, Curator. Inspired by the work of Fauno Cordes. [Launched : 30 January 2011. Last Updated: 18 February 2013]
Antarctic bookplates. [Last Updated: 9 January 2013]
Antarctic Maps. [Last Updated: 23 December 2007] • Extensive update. New information on US and UK maps and charts of Antarctica • New BAS map.
Here's an interesting piece on collecting from Country Life. Antarctic Auctions. [Last Updated: 24 November 2013] • Christie's South Ken 10 October RESULTS • Arctic item in Salisbury • Bonham's Polar II Scott & Amundsen Centenary RESULTS • Christie's sale on 9 October 2012 RESULTS • Bonham's celebrates the Scott-Amundsen centenary 30 March 2012 RESULTS • Auction in Adelaide RESULTS • Christie's South Ken 29 September 2011 sale RESULTS • Missed sales at Spink, Bamfords and Australian Book Auctions • A Marra at PBA 11 March 2011 • Two Bonham sales • Old Town Auctions 19 November 2010 • Sotheby's Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Sale 4 November 2010 RESULTS • Bonham's Exploration & Travel Sale 15 September 2010 RESULTS • Christie's Polar Sale 22 September 2010 RESULTS • Michael Treloar sale, 18 July 2010 • Scott letters 12 June 2010 RESULTS • Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh on 13 January 2010 RESULTS • Christie's South Ken on 15 October 2009 RESULTS
Antarctic Medals. [Last Updated: 15 September 2012]. Curated by Glenn M. Stein, FRGS. • Vince's Medals • South Polar Race Medal • Surgeon David Lyall • Frank Wild. • Sergeant William Cunningham, Royal Marines. • Netmen of The Antarctic. • French South Seas & Antarctic Expedition, 1837-40. • The German Atlantic Meteor Expedition Medal 1925-27. • Thomas Feather. • Admiral Edward Joseph Bird. • The Challenger Medal. • Pilot "Tommy" Thomson. • Alton Lindsey, Byrd Antarctic Expedition II, 1933-35. • Russia's Honored Polar Explorer Badge. • Dog driver Louis P. Colombo.
Antarctic Trade Cards. [Last Updated: 20 September 2011]. This combines Series 1, 2 and 3.
Some Collectors of Antarcticana in their Native Habitat. [Last Updated: 2 January 2013]
Summary of Antarctic Voyages and Expeditions. [Last Updated: 28 December 2006] Prepared by Michael Rosove.
Chronologies & Timelines of Antarctic Exploration. [Last Updated: 4 February 2010] • Principal Expeditions during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration • An Historical Timeline of Antarctic Exploration • A Concise Chronology of Approach to the Poles • Timelines for Ernest Shackleton, Robert F. Scott and Roald Amundsen.
Antarctic Firsts. [Last Updated: 12 July 2011]
Antarctic Historic Sites. [Last Updated: 1 April 2007]
Historic Antarctic Huts. [Last Updated: 3 July 2012]
Antarctic Calendar. [Last Updated: 12 September 2005] A listing of Antarctic events—some important, some less so, some interesting or entertaining—with entries for many days of the year.
Antarctic Ships. [Last Updated: 21 August 2008] Ships that loom large (and small) in the history of Antarctic exploration. • Some new entries from Jennifer Stringer • Richard Paul Smyers on the Wyatt Earp and the Schwabenland • Some interesting details on the Bear • Some additions from Charles Lagerbom • Info on the Uruguay from Michael Rosove
Antarctic Aviation. [Last Updated: 9 December 2006]
Antarctic Websites. [Last Updated: 20 October 2012] • A terrific source for e-books • Antarctic dates • Scott's ponies • Scott's Northern Party site and blog added • More e-books • Frank Hurley relaunched • Many Antarctic titles on Google Book Search.
Antarctic Organizations. [Last Updated: 25 February 2013]
Antarctic "Living Treasures". [Last Updated: 17 April 2012] Some great contemporary Antarcticans.
Antarctic Nicknames. [Last Updated: 24 November 2013]
Endurance Family Members. [Last Updated: 29 March 2011] Richard Brodeur's 'work in progress' tracing descendants of Shackleton's 'Endurance' expedition.
Antarctic Obituaries. [Last Updated: 4 February 2013] • Including indexes to obituaries in the Polar Record and Geographical Journal.
Nicholas Johnson 28 November 2012 • Alan Gurney 22 July 2012 • Colin Bull 7 September 2010 • Lt Cdr Malcolm Burley 23 August 2010 • Adelie Hurley 4 March 2010 • Phillip Garth Law 28 February 2010 • Fauno Cordes 25 December 2009 • John M. Levinson 4 October 2009 • Jackie Ronne 14 June 2009 • Margery Wharton 17 September 2008 • Sir Edmund Hillary 11 January 2008 • Sir Wally Herbert 12 June 2007 • Peter Jensen Skellerup 15 May 2006 • John Arnfield Heap 8 March 2006 • Norman Vaughan 23 December 2005 • William Mills 8 May 2004 • Duncan Carse 2 May 2004 • Lady Virginia Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes 20 February 2004 • Captain Leonard Hill 2 September 2003 • A.G.E. Jones 2002 • Charlie Burton 16 July 2002 • George W. Gibbs 7 November 2001 • Harding Dunnett 22 April 2000 • Commander Sir Jameson Adams 30 April 1962 • Francis Howard Bickerton 1934
Antarctic Art. [Last Updated: 13 January 2013] • David Abbey Paige at the Fitchburg Art Museum • Dumont d'Urville's artist • Frank Wild plaque now up at Grytviken • Antarctic Artist Robert C. Hogue • Duncan Carse bust appeal • First Antarctica painting • Mrs Chippy returns! • Scott statue unveiled in Cardiff • 1903 Article by Frank Wilbert Stokes • Operation Deepfreeze I on-line exhibition.
Antarctic Image Chronology [Last Updated: 21 November 2009] Prepared by William L. Fox.
Antarctic Photography and Film [Last Updated: 10 October 2012] Photography Comes to the Polar Regions—Almost, by Glenn M. Stein, FRGS.
Antarctic Movies [Last Updated: 9 January 2013] Dramas/Fictional Movies about Antarctica (non documentaries). Compiled by Valmar Kurol.
Antarctic Music. [Last Updated: 1 April 2013] • Songs for the Scott Centenary • Video and music from iLIKETRAiNS • Our Retired Explorer (Dines with Michel Folcault in Paris, 1961) • Two songs from Billy-Ace • A Shackleton song • Music commemorating Bruce and the Scotia. • A Scott song. • 'Songs of the Morning' CD.
Antarctica Experienced Through Music; Capsule Comments on CDs about Antarctica. [Last Updated: 30 January 2013] Prepared by Valmar Kurol.
Antarctic Theatre. [Last Updated: 18 April 2010] • Tom Crean: Sailor on Ice—an online audiodrama. • The Last South tours Britain 9 April - 24 May 2008.
Antarctic Queries. [Last updated: 15 April 2010] • Scott's camera • A Shackleton mystery • A Query and a Puzzle. Requests concerning • Frank Bickerton (AAE) • Scott, J.M. Barrie and 'Polly' • author J. Gordon Hayes
Antarctic Odds & Ends. [Last Updated: 29 June 2013] • Discovery of the South Shetland Islands. • Scott's dates • New Zealand earthquake • Green Plaque for Markham • Scott's rocks • Some Antarctic keepsakes • Some Keynote/Powerpoint presentations • Antarcticana in the Levinson Collection • Evans vs Evans • Shackleton(s) in Boston • An interesting two pages from Frank Hill • George Gibbs, Antarctica's first black explorer • Blackboard penguins found at SPRI • Scott-era diary found.
Antarctic Pets. [Last Updated: 30 March 2004]
Antarctic Flags. [Last Updated: 11 December 2012]
Antarctic Food & Drink. [Last Updated: 13 January 2013]
Antarctic Skis & Sledges. [Last Updated: 13 January 2013]
Antarctic Quotes. [Last Updated: 23 January 2005]
A Low-Latitude Antarctic Gazetteer. [Last Updated: 15 September 2012] A descriptive listing of sites of Antarctic interest outside of the Antarctic, places that have some association with the exploration of the South Polar Regions. Prepared by Robert Stephenson. MAJOR RE-ARRANGEMENT UNDERWAY. JUST ADDED: • PowerPoint shows • Google maps locating sites (so far England, Scotland and Wales, London & Environs, Ireland, Norway, New Zealand, Australia and United States & Canada).
$100 Contest. [Last Updated: 8 September 2013]