Mandurah Community Museum showcases Sir Ernest Shackleton’s story of survival

Dogs and dog loos beside the trapped Endurance in 1915.
Dogs and dog loos beside the trapped Endurance in 1915.

MORE than 100 years later, Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his greatest survival story of all time is being displayed in a new panel exhibition on tour from the Australian Maritime Museum that invites visitors to walk in his footsteps and discover his heroic voyage of survival for themselves.

The display Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica opens at Mandurah Community Museum on August 3 and brings together first hand accounts and dramatic images by official expedition photographer Australian Frank Hurley to tell the compelling story of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 and his bid to stay alive.

The exhibition runs until August 31 and entry is free.