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Compass - Andrew Jack, Trans- Antarctic Expedition, Ross Sea Party, 1914-1917 Reg. No: ST 031400
- Compass used by Andrew Jack on sledging journeys as part of the Ross Sea party of the Trans- Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 led by Ernest Shackleton.
This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the 'Heroic Era' exploration of Antarctica.
- Round brass compass with hinged black flip lid. Silver and black face features red cardinal points of north, south east and west and a silver magnetised pivoting needle. Compass has external ring attachment.
- Statement Of Significance:
- This is a significant artefact from the little-known Ross Sea Party of Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Transfer from National Museum of Victoria, 1967
|Dimensions:||80 mm (Height), 57 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Dimensions taken with lid closed. When lid is open, Width: 109mm|
|Tagged with:||antarctic exploration, compasses, navigation apparatus instruments, making history - antarctic|
|Themes this item is part of:||Andrew Keith Jack, Antarctic Explorer (?-1966), Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917, Antarctica Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Tertiary Classification:||navigation instruments|
|Inscriptions:||Painted on glass: N / E / S / W|
|Expedition Leader:||Ernest Shackleton, Antarctica, 1914-1917|
|User:||Andrew Jack, Antarctica, 1914-1917
Original owner of compass.
|Place & Date Used:||Ross Sea, Antarctica, 1914-1917|