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Sir Ernest Shackleton: Extraordinary Leadership
Mr Edward Shaw retold this great experience to our students

A Series of Lectures on Shackleton


  On Friday 29th October the Secondary School welcomed Mr. Edward Shaw to deliver a series of lectures to Secondary students and the school community on the Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.


  With true Shackleton-esque stamina, Mr. Shaw delivered four separate lectures to students and community, after each of which the audience left enthralled and captivated by the recounting of the incredible deeds of Shackleton and his men in the failed expedition of 1914-16. The lectures not only encompassed the historical and geographical content of this remarkable story but also the leadership lessons that could be learned and applied today.


  The lectures were supported with photographs and personal anecdotes from Mr. Shaw’s extensive experience of travelling and working in Patagonia and his many visits to Antarctica.


  We are extremely grateful to Edward Shaw for his visit and the sharing of his expertise and knowledge in the area. Attached is a bibliography for anyone interested in extending their knowledge in this area.




Alexander, Caroline.  The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Also by the same author:  The Shackleton Voyages – both beautifully illustrated.


Armstrong, Jennifer.  Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance. New York: Crown, 1998.


Bickel, Lennard.  Shackleton’s Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press and Balliett & Fitzgerald Inc., 2000.


Cherry-Garrard, Apsley. The Worst Journey in The World. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1989.


Davis, Capt. J.K. With the Aurora in the Antarctic. London: Andrew Melrose, 1919.


Dunnett, Harding, McGregor.  Shackleton’s Boat: The Story of the James

Caird. Kent: Neville & Harding, 1996.


Fisher, Margery and James. Shackleton. London: Barrie, 1957.


Fisher, Margery and James.  Shackleton and the Antarctic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958.


Heacox, Kim. Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1999.


Huntford, Roland. Shackleton. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1985.


Hurley, Frank.  Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings Polar Seas Adventures with Sir Douglas Mawson Sir Ernest Shackleton. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1925.


Hussey, L. D.  South with Shackleton. London: Sampson Low, 1949.


Joyce, Ernest. The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. London: Duckworth, 1929.


Lansing, Alfred.  Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1959.


McCurdy, Michael. Trapped by the Ice! Shackleton’s Amazing Antarctic Adventure. New York: Walker, 1997.


Mill, Hugh Robert. The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton. London: William Heinemann, 1923.


Murray, James and Marston, George. Antarctic Days: Sketches of the

Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton’s Men. London: Andrew Melrose, 1913.


Ralling, Christopher. Shackleton, Greatest of All British Polar Explorers.

London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1985.


Richards, R. W. The Ross Sea Shore Party. Cambridge: Scott Polar Research Institute, 1962.


Shackleton, Ernest. The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the

British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. London: William Heinemann,



Shackleton, Ernest. South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1998.


Shackleton, Ernest.  South-The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition. London, William Heinemann, 1919.


King, Peter, editor. South: The Story of Shackleton s Last Expedition, 1914-1917. North Pomfret, Vermont: Trafalgar Square, 1992.


Simpson, Joe. Touching the Void: The Harrowing First Person Account of

One Man’s Miraculous Survival. New York: Harper and Row, 1990.


Thomson, John.  Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley. Toronto: Mosaic Press, 1999.


Wild, Frak.  Shackleton’s Last Voyage: The Story of the Quest, from the

Official Journal and Private Diary Kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin. London: Cassell Co., 1923.


Worsley, F. A.  Shackleton’ s Boat Journey. New York: W.W. Norton, 1977.


Worsley, F. A. Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure. New York: W.W.

Norton, 1931.


Gurney, Alan. Below the Convergence


Gurney, Alan.  The White Continent


 Sobel, Dava. Longitude


 Amundsen, Roald. The South Pole


Scott, Robert. Scott’s Last Expedition


Thomson, David. Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen


Bainbridge, Beryl.  The Birthday Boys (An excellent book).

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Battle with pressure ice during winter

Expedition photographer: Frank Hurley

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