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Shackleton's enduring legacy


Hurley, C, Shackleton's enduring legacy, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 148 pp. 61-67. ISSN 0080-4703 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Sir Ernest Shackleton’s name is one forever associated with the Antarctic Heroic Era (1895–1922), the latter year being that of his death. Shackleton was an intrepid explorer, voyaging to Antarctica four times and is often compared to contemporary explorers Roald Amundsen, Douglas Mawson and Robert Falcon Scott. Shackleton’s achievements are a result of a combination of natural leadership and finely-tuned management skills, assisted by a strong element of luck. This paper explores Shackleton’s enduring legacy through the contemporary lens of scientific discovery and exploration, modern leadership training methods and management techniques, and observations of his influence upon Antarctic tourism, particularly "adventure" tourism.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Shackleton, HMS Discovery, HMS Endurance, HMS Nimrod, HMS Quest, Antarctic expeditions
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Biography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Hurley, C (Mrs Chris Hurley)
ID Code:97529
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-12-22
Last Modified:2015-04-22
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