To the South Polar regions : expedition of 1898-1900

Author: Bernacchi, L. C. (Louis Charles), 1876-1942.
Responsibility: by Louis Bernacchi
Place: London
Publisher: Hurst and Blackett
Date Published: 1901
Description: xvi, 348 p., [67] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Call Number: rg 999 T a
Subject: Bernacchi, L. C. (Louis Charles), 1876-1942--Travel--Antarctica
Borchgrevink, C. E. (Carsten Egeberg), 1864-1934--Travel--Antarctica
Antarctica--Discovery and exploration--British
British Antarctic Expedition (1898-1900)
Explorers, Australian--Biography
Explorers, Norwegian--Biography
Travellers' writings, Australian
Subject Refs: Travelers' writings, Australian
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: Louis Charles Bernacchi (1876-1942), was an Australian scientist and Antarctic explorer of Belgian extraction. Joining C. E. Borchgrevink's British expedition (1898-1900) as physicist and astronomer, he was the first Australian to work and winter in Antarctica. His "To the South Polar Regions" (London, 1901) recounts the venture. In 1901-04 he was physicist on Captain R. F. Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition. On his return he travelled in Africa and the upper Amazon Basin in Peru. Scott tried to recruit him for his ill-fated second Antarctic expedition (1910-13) but Bernacchi refused because of his family responsibilities. After naval service in World War I, largely on anti-submarine work, he resumed the business in the rubber trade that he had gone into before the war, but maintained his interest in Antarctic exploration. In 1930 he organized the British Polar Exhibition; he published several books on Antarctic matters, including "A Very Gallant Gentleman" (London, 1933),
Notes: Includes index.