ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I first became aware of the exploits of the intrepid polar explorer Ernest Shackleton back in the early 1960’s, when as a young school boy our history teacher happened to mention his name and deeds in passing.
Many years later my interest was re-kindled by a T.V. documentary “To the Ends of the Earth” which told the story of Shackleton’s most remembered expedition to the South, his 1914-16 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, known to most as “The Endurance Expedition”.
Since that time , some ten years ago now, I have corresponded with most of the few remaining sons/daughters, and grandchildren of the men from Shackleton’s Endurance party, and have been lucky to meet up with one or two of them. Some of my work has been exhibited at The Athy Museum & Heritage Centre in Ireland ,and included in their “Nimrod Journal” and is published in the “Encyclopedia of Polar Exploration 1850-1940”. I have been able to help a number of authors and article writers and indeed family relations of the men from the Endurance in their own research.
It is referred to on a number of well known websites including The James Caird Society, The National Archives, Antarctic Circle, Cool Antarctica and Wikipedia. My research is on-going and what you see on this site is only a part of it. I hope one day in the not too distant future to publish it in full.