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NLA70537 The Death of Captain Cook (1728-79), 1781 (oil on canvas) by Carter, George (1737-94); 151.2x213. cm; © National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia; (add.info.: Rex Nan Kivell Collection: NK2;); English,  out of copyright

Cruel Fates: One Voyage too Far

Five explorers whose lives ended suddenly and tragically in pursuit of new discoveries   Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) Scott was an English naval officer, hired by the Royal Geographical Society before WWI to explore the Antarctic alongside Ernest Shackleton. In the wake of these navigations’ extreme success, Scott dreamed to […]