SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
During the centenary of Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition of 1907-9, Shackleton enthusiasts might like to peruse the helpful summary which is to be found on the invaluable 'South Pole.com' site.
An interesting and detailed outline, in summary, of other important parts of the Shackleton story appear on further pages of the same site:
In particular, a section of the South Pole website knowledgeably and interestingly details some of the important mineral finds made by Shackleton's scientists during their research as part of the Nimrod expedition, which formed an important additional aim as well as the attempt to reach the Pole.
Among many interesting entries the 'South Pole' site (www.south-pole.com) draws attention to Shackleton's role as Postmaster: 'Ernest Shackleton was sworn in as a New Zealand postmaster and was supplied with all requirements for the business of a Post Office. 'The Nimrod expedition was supplied with 23,492 overprinted New Zealand stamps; and virtually all mail from the continent was franked with the stamps. All mail then passed on via the New Zealand post office.'
Another source which will be of interest to those researching the Nimrod is the website of the Natural History Museum, in London. Some details of their work on conservation can be found lower down this page.