Norman Mooney collection 1921


Norman Mooney collection 1921

Expedition material (4 leaves)



SNAC Resource ID: 6285718

Scott Polar Research Institute

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Ernest Shackleton, leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and part of two other Antarctic expeditions, acquired Polaris after her owner's financial trouble. Renamed Endurance after the Shackleton family motto Fortitudine vincimus (By Endurance we Conquer), she sailed intending to accomplish the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. She departed for her final voyage on December 15, 1914 but progress was slow, averaging about 30 miles per day through pack ice. A month later, w...

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Norman Erlend Mooney (person)

Norman Erlend Mooney was born in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. He was educated at Kirkwall Secondary School and was a patrol leader in the second Orkneys scout troop when he was selected along with James William Slesser Marr for the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition, 1921-1922 (leader Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton), serving as cabin-boy in Quest . Setting out from London on 17 September 1921, the expedition reached Madeira the following month where Mooney and J.C. Bee Mason, th...