Edgar Evans of Gower (1876-1912), From Rhossili to the South Pole

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Edgar Evans of Gower (1876-1912), From Rhossili to the South Pole

Edgar Evans of Gower (1876-1912), From Rhossili to the South Pole, by Gary Gregor

Published by the Gower Society in 2008, 40 pages. A5 size booklet (N4169P1)

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This booklet is a short account of the life and death of Edgar Evans, a brave man who came from the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, and is illustrated throughout with lots of colour photographs. Evans took part in Robert Falcon Scott's fateful expedition to the South Pole, and he was the first of the five men to die in the tent, as the team made their way back from the pole.....

From the introduction: Petty Officer Edgar Evans, born in Rhossili, had perished returning from the South Pole in February 1912 on what became known as Scott's Last Expedition - officially called the British Antarctic Expedition. Sections include:

  • Gower background.
  • Growing up in Swansea
  • The 1901-04 Discovery Expedition
  • Shackleton
  • The 1910-13 Terra Nova Expedition
  • Cardiff
  • The Journey South
  • The Antarctic Winter 1911
  • The Polar Journey 1911-12
  • The Aftermath
  • Memorials
  • The First to Die
  • Criticism of Scott

Please note, there is a small price sticker on the rear side cover

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