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Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

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  • Fri 8 Jun ’18, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 15 Jun ’18, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 22 Jun ’18, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 29 Jun ’18, 10:30am – 12:00pm


Canterbury Workers' Educational Association, 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch


All Ages

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  • Course fee: $26.00

The story of Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole is well known.

As is the fact that the Norwegian Roald Amundsen was the first to the Pole. But, did you know that Amundsen was likely also the first to the North Pole, or of the quest for Emperor penguin eggs in The Worst Journey in the World? Every Heroic Age explorer demonstrated determination, endurance, fortitude, and remarkable bravery in the face of the earth’s most extreme conditions.

The background behind the famous stories will be explored in this series of talks. John Rogers has long been involved in the New Zealand Antarctic Society, and holds the Post Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies from Canterbury University. He has been to the Antarctic 4 times, most recently as a lecturer in Antarctic history aboard cruise ships.

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