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Sources and Resources

In addition to The Quest Chronicle, The information in this site has come from:

Shackleton’s Last Voyage – The Story of the Quest. Commander Frank Wild CBE. 1923, Cassell & Co.

Into the Frozen South. Scout James Marr. 1923, Cassell & Co.

The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Hugh Robert Mill. 1923, William Heineman Ltd.

Shackleton. Margery and James Fisher. 1957, James Barrie Books Ltd.

Shackleton. Roland Huntford. 1985, Hodder and Stoughton.

Rowett-Chojecki Family Collection and associated press cuttings archive (also referred to herein as the Quest Chronicle Collection).

Scott Polar Research Institute archive, including Quest’s Deck Log.

The Antarctic Chef. The Story of The Life of Charles Green. 1999, Roy Cockram.

The Wilkins Collection: The diaries and papers of of Sir G H Wilkins (Box 13 Wilkins Diaries, and Folders 17,18; Box 13.1 Folders 1-3.) held by The Ohio State University, under the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program. Images used from this collection are labelled TOSU Wilkins. The diaries have been ably transcribed by Philip van Dueren of the Wilkins Foundation.

Note: There a few (very few) discrepancies among these various authoritative sources as to certain dates. In these instances we have taken an editorial decision on the date based on the balance of reasonable probability and all available circumstantial evidence.


Unless expressly stated, all images used on this site, and at our associated Twitter stream @QuestChronicle are from the private Rowett-Chojecki family archive, (also referred to herein as the Quest Chronicle Collection).

QuestChronicle is pleased to be able to use images from albums of George Hubert Wilkins and Alexander Macklin held at the Mitchell Library of the State Library of New South Wales item PXD 890: The Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition Aboard the “Quest”, 1921-1922, Photographed Chiefly by George Hubert Wilkins and Alexander Hepburn Macklin, 1921.PXD 890. Images that we use from these albums will be labelled “SLNSW

Images used from The Wilkins Collection, held by The Ohio State University, under the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program, are denoted by the label “TOSU Wilkins

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