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  • 1. BY:B.E OCTOBER 2010
  • 2.  Ernest Shackleton was a famous Antarctic explorer. His parents were Henry and Henrietta. Shackleton was born on the 15 of February1874 and died on the 5 of January 1922(age 47).
  • 3.  Anglo-Irish shackletoncentenary.org
  • 4.  On 1 January 1908, Nimrod sailed for the Antarctic from Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand. The "Great Southern Journey", began on 19 October 1908. On 9 January 1909 Shackleton and three companions (Wild, Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams) reached a new farthest south latitude of 88°23'S, a point only 180 km from the South Pole.
  • 5.  Explorer www.wikipedia.org
  • 6.  Shackleton's restlessness at school was such that he was allowed to leave at 16 and go to sea. The options available were a Royal Naval cadetship at HMS Britannia, which Dr Shackleton could not afford, the mercantile marine cadet ships Worcester and Conway, or an apprenticeship "before the mast" on a sailing vessel. The third option was chosen. His father was able to secure him a berth with the North Western Shipping Company, aboard the square-rigged sailing ship Hoghton Tower.
  • 7.  Ernest Shackleton explored Antarctica map-of-antarctica.us
  • 8.  www.wikipedia.org  map-of-antarctica.us  shackletoncentenary.org