The Cairn and Shackleton's grave


G. Hubert Wilkins

Belonged to King George V


Wilkins joined Quest as an ornithologist, but he also documented the expedition with his photographs, covering the voyage to South Georgia and Shackleton’s burial. The images shown here reveal the bleak landscapes surrounding Shackleton’s memorial cairn and grave on South Georgia, where Lady Shackleton had instructed that he should be buried.

Silver bromide print

15.4 x 11 cm

RCIN 2582425/6