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Richard Walter Richards interviewed by Lennard Bickel [sound recording]
Bib ID 1740405
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Richards, R. W. (Richard Walter), 1893-, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1976 
2 sound cassettes (ca. 221 min.) 
Summary

Richards talks about the 1914-1917 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, in particular, the difficulties faced by him and his companions such as reliance on seal meat for food and fuel, symptoms of scurvy, blizzard conditions and the death of some of the members of the expedition. He also talks about the dogs used to pull their sleds and life generally during this time as well as his opinion of Shackelton as a leader.

Notes

For a description of the journey see Australian Encyclopedia Vol. 1, Antarctica, British Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917.

Recorded on Nov. 25, 1976 at Point Lonsdale, Vic.

Also available online via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.oh-vn1740405

Index/Finding Aid Note Detailed summary available (2 p.) and transcript (typescript, 94 leaves) 
Subjects Richards, R. W. - (Richard Walter), - 1893- - Interviews.  |  British Trans-Antarctic Expedition, - (1914-1917)  |  Antarctica.
Other authors/contributors Bickel, Lennard, Interviewer

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