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Penguins and Primus

Written by Harry Dickason


In summer clothes, with only eight weeks worth of provisions, six men found themselves trapped at Terra Nova Bay. These men, members of the the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition, were forced to winter in a snow cave eating only penguin and seal meat before trekking the 230 miles back to base camp.

In Penguins and Primus Dickason’s affectionate descriptions of his time with the Northern party, are an individual and detailed account of one of the most well-known expeditions of the Heroic Age.

ISBN 9780957790698 (Hardback)
Formats Large Format Photographic (245 x 185mm) (Hardback)
Categories Gift Ideas
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Pages 192
Publication Year 2013
Edition 1st
Publisher Australian Capital Equity
  • Harry dickason

    Harry Dickason

    Born in 1885, Londoner Harry Dickason was a Petty Officer of the Royal Navy when he joined Captain Scott’s expedition as Able Seaman. He served with the Northern Party, a group of six men led by Victor Campbell that spent two winters at Cape Evans and Ross Island. Dickason went on to serve as a Petty Officer during WWI. He died in 1943. Read more