Lessons from the Arctic

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How Roald Amundsen won the Race to the South Pole.
1 March to 30 June
(02) 9298 3777
2 Murray Street
Darling Harbour, NSW, 2000

In December 1911 Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole, just weeks ahead of fellow polar explorer, Britain’s Robert Falcon Scott, approaching by another route. The tragic loss of the lives of Scott’s team is well-known. In contrast, how did Amundsen succeed?

This panel exhibition of images and personal accounts reveals how, exploring some of the lessons Amundsen learnt from earlier experience in both polar regions.  

Many of the images have never been displayed before. They were taken by the expedition crew, hand-coloured by Amundsen and used in his lecture series of 1912. Fascinating and fresh, this exhibition will surprise you.

Groups are welcomed on Fridays in March to enjoy a tour with a volunteer guide.