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PROFESSOR DAVID'S PARTY.

. A PERrnOTTS ADVENTURE. - ' : £notb7er meinbßT - of tie expedition' says: ""Wien the Jfimrod reached the base after leaving I/yttelton last December, there were only tliree men In the - -tarfc- " Messrs. Joyee-,--!Marffton, and Day had been laying down, the depots « The •northern party, Jwhicb. discovered the magnetic pole, Viz., (Brdfeaspr David, Dγ; •Maekay, and- Mr. were given up hopelessly lost by those on the ship, a_s they were long overdue. The ship searched 300 miles of coast line, and ' eventually picked up the party in a ■ little inlet of the Brygaleki barrier. They had had a very rough time. They only arrived there tie night before, and were staying in the hope of being picked up. "It was .the biggest piece of luck in the world that we managed to find them. They were due back in January, and it was then February 4. After landing them "at the hut "the ship jjroceeded to the Great Ice - Barrier to search for Lie.ut. Shacldeton's southern party, which should have been back" by (February 16. ' "The Nimrod got a severe gruelling - • in- going round, and many days were occupied about between the Discovery shut and the bass hut, waiting for them . to turn up. All-hope of seeing them again was abandoned. "As it turned out, they wefe not picked up until March. 1, and "were found through .their heliographing to the .ship. ' . "Only iaeut. Shackleton and Mr. "Wild ', could be seen, they having come in after a forced march, to get relief for Dr. Marshall (who was suffering from dysen- ■ tery) and Iceut. Adam 3 (who was staying with limj, they being camped 28 ■ miles away. Kaiurally those on board, received a terrible shock, thinking tha.t j the other two members of the party had ' been lost; However, the matter waa I quickly'fesrplamed,'and lieut. Shacldeton, { efter getting a. little to eat, set ofit Vfd , yfys &/T' s % s t'P &ri y, * w o 'lours Jater

an<T pic£e& them up. Ail returned safely' to the ship at midnight on March 3. They ■were all "terribly thin/ 3>ut as soon as they came on l)oard-they were given decent , iood, and you could almost see' them putting thefleah on again. was tremendously proud of Lieut. Shackleton's great achievement ■of. "beating Oapt. Scott's furthest south recoivlj>y366 miles."

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PROFESSOR DAVID'S PARTY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 73, 26 March 1909

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