Before the world had heard of Scott and Shackleton, another explorer hatched a plan to spend a year in Antarctica. He was Carsten Borchgrevink, and his team proved it was possible for humans to survive the Antarctic winter.
Meet the canine characters who helped Antarctic heroes like Scott and Shackleton explore the icy continent. From Kid the Courageous to Osman the Great, the dogs who pulled sledges and provided companionship on the great Antarctic expeditions all had tales of their own.
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Two extremely rare Māori whitebaiting nets are a fragile reminder of an important economic activity in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) before Europeans arrived: the catching, preparation and consumption of freshwater fish.