Great Scott: The Story of a Christchurch Memorial
On 9 February 1917, the people of Canterbury unveiled a marble statue of Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Carved by his widow, British sculptor Kathleen Scott, the memorial commemorates her husband and the four members of the Polar Party, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Edgar Evans and Lawrence Oates, who perished on their return journey from the South Pole in 1912.
At the South Pole. Canterbury Museum 1940.193.46
Sarah Murray, Curatorial Manager, presents the story of this important Christchurch memorial. The talk considers the history, context and significance of this magnificent example of public art.