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Newspapers from the edge of the World


Leane, E, Newspapers from the edge of the World, Ernest, Uncharted Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 8 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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We tend to imagine early polar exploration as full of dangerous and dramatic incidents, played out against a backdrop of howling wilderness. However, many of the challenges of high-latitude life in the 19th and early 20th centuries were far more mundane. Polar expedition members spent long months indoors, in cramped, crowded and claustrophobic conditions, when darkness made outdoor activity near-impossible. Even adventurous forays over the ice in the summer could involve tedious hours dragging a heavy sledge over a comparatively featureless icescape, followed by frustrating periods crushed in a small tent, waiting for blizzards to pass.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:polar newspapers, Antarctica, leisure activity
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary Studies
Research Field:Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Languages and Literature
UTAS Author:Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
ID Code:131009
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT120100402)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-02-25
Last Modified:2019-02-26

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