The Boy From Long Gully

by Wilson McOrist | History |
ISBN: 9781922488688 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmarmee463wing of Templestowe, Victoria Australia on 4/12/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmarmee463wing from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, April 12, 2024
On to Mt TBR it goes.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
An insight into a bygone era, historical narrative at its best.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Mr Tulk in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 10, 2024

Released 3 wks ago (6/16/2024 UTC) at Mr Tulk in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 4 by KKslibrary at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 16, 2024
Caught at meetup at Mr Tulk today

Journal Entry 5 by KKslibrary at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 30, 2024
In 1914, 22 year old Richard Richards left his safe science teachers job to join an expedition to Antarctica as part of a support party for Shackleton. A group of men are set with the tasks of setting up food depots for Shackleton’s team but on the way back they are caught up by bad blizzards and some of the men have scurvy which slows their progress back to the base camp. The young Australian becomes an integral member of the team despite his lack of experience. He was awarded the Albert Medal in 1923 fir his heroism and saving lives in the Antarctic. However he is mostly unknown as one of the hero’s of early Antarctic exploration. A fascinating read.

Journal Entry 6 by KKslibrary at Cafe 130 in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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Journal Entry 7 by AnonymousFriend at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, July 5, 2024
In 1914, Richard Richards abandons his comfortable life as a science teacher in Australia, to join a support party for Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic where some of them become stranded. Despite his comparative youth, and inexperience in polar conditions, Richards adapts and survives, unlike some of his companions. He becomes more than an integral member of the team; he takes over a leadership role. He demonstrates what humans can do to stay alive, against near-impossible odds. This is an utterly riveting story, one of the most amazing tales from a bygone era. Richard Richards is awarded the Albert Medal in 1923, for his heroism and gallantry in saving life in the Antarctic, the only Australian ever to be so honoured. However, with the Australian public today he is almost unknown. He is an unsung hero, but he ranks alongside Douglas Mawson in any yardstick of famous Australians from the early 1900s 'Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’.

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