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Newspapers from the edge of the world


Leane, E, Newspapers from the edge of the world, Ernest, (8) pp. 38-45. ISSN 2055-723X (2018) [Professional, Non Refereed 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.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:polar newspapers, Antarctica, leisure activity
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Print culture
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
ID Code:142641
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT120100402)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2021-02-02
Last Modified:2021-02-02

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