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EXTRA EDITION. TERRA NOVA BACK

ARRIVAL AT OAMARU '#0 DETAILS OF EXPEDITION YET. , (BT TELEGRAPH'— PRESS ASSOCIATION.) l OAMARU, This Day. The Terra Nova arrived at Oamaru from the Antarctic at 2 o'clock this morning, and landed two men, supposed tq be Captain Scott and one of his officers. "NO INFORMATION FOR PUBLICATION." (bt telegraph—press association.) CHRISTCHURCH, This Day. Mr. Kinsey, New Zealand ■ agent for Scott's expedition, says he has no information for publication regarding Scott's expedition or the movements of the Terra Nova. It is rather more than two years ago since Captain Scott and 'his expedition arrived in Lyttelton from the Old Country. The patty set sail for the on 26th November, 1910. The Terra Nova returned to ' Lyttelton in October, 1911, and after being docked and refitted commenced her relief voyage to the Antarctic on 15th December, 1911. She returned to Lyttelton on lsfc April, 1912, reporting Captain Scott's progress towards the Pole, which he was expected to reach on 17th January. Snortly after the return, of the Terra Nova Captain Evans and -Mr. Francis Drake went to England on business connected with the expedition. Once more, on 13th December, 1912, the vessel set sail from Lyttelton for the Far South, and she has now returned. , , ' , At -the time when the last news, of Scott came it was known that he was following the tracks of Shackleton over theßeardmore Glacier route, by which Shackleton got, in 1909, within 111 miles of the Pole. Amundsen, on the other hand, with a base 400' miles away- from Scott's, elected to make a straight dash' over the ice'barrier due south. Amundsen averred on his return that , he did not know when Scott, made his dash. The Norwegian and "his* party were most lucky; gooja weather -accompanied them all the way, and they made marvellous progress over the icy plateau. They averaged 15^ miles a day going and 16 miles coming back, and' reached a height of 10,750 ft about the 88th degree south. Captain Scott's. own story, brought back by the Terra Nova in April last, described frightful hardships in the journey south. On 3rd Januaty, 1912, the date of the last message. Scott was then in latitude 86.56, within 150 miles of the Pole. Ho said:' "l am going forward with ,& party Of five men. The advance pvty,,goes forward with a month's provisions'. The prospect of success seenis good, providing the weather holds and no unforeseen obstacles arise. It is more than probable that no further news will be received from us year, 33 our return must' necessarily be late." Tho South Polar record stands as follows :-aMiles Date. Explorer. from Pole. 1774 Cook ... 1,200 1823 Weddell ' ... 1,050 1841 Ross • ... ' 860 1900 Borchgrevinck 800 1902 Scott ... 450 1909 Shackleton .:. 11l 1911 Amundsen ... 0

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EXTRA EDITION. TERRA NOVA BACK, Evening Post, Volume LXXXV, Issue 34, 10 February 1913

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EXTRA EDITION. TERRA NOVA BACK Evening Post, Volume LXXXV, Issue 34, 10 February 1913

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