The Magga Dan exploration ship used during the Trans-Antarctic expedition

1955-8

H. Dalby

Presented to HM The Queen

 

In 1958, the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition headed by Dr Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, made history by making the first overland crossing of Antarctica. This was an acheivement that Shackleton had attempted but failed to achieve during the Imperial Transantarctic Expedition of 1914-17.


Silver gelatin print

17.2 x 23.4 cm

RCIN 2028758