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Cover of: Aurora Australis | Ernest Shackleton
About the Book

This book was written and printed during the Nimrod Expedition to Antarctica (1908-09) by Ernest Shackleton and his crew whilst "over-wintering" during the 24 hours of darkness at their hut on Cape Royds, Antarctica.

Around 100 copies were produced, using an Albion printing press they had brought with them, along with a case of type and reams of paper. The covers were made using the Venesta board (an early form of plywood) from the packing cases of the food supplies they had brought with them.

The book features contributions from Ernest Shackleton (writing under the pseudonym 'Nemo'), Douglas Mawson, James Murray along with illustrations from George Marston, the expedition artist.

The original copies were distributed to friends and funders of the expedition upon its return, and several are held in libraries and archives. There are also several facsimile editions.

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6 editions First published in 1909

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October 15, 2005, The Long Riders' Guild Press
Aurora Australis
Hardcover in English
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1989, State Mutual Book Periodical
Aurora Australis
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January 1989, Slawson Communications
Aurora Australis
Hardcover
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1988, Airlife Publishing Ltd
Aurora Australis
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1988, SeTo
Aurora Australis
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1908-1909, At The Sign of 'The Penguins'
Aurora Australis
Hardcover

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