The Antarctic Heritage Trust has come across an incredible discovery of a notebook sheathed under the ice layers in an Antarctic hut that offers a close insight to the last expedition ‘1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition’ of legendary British explorer Robert F. Scott after 100 years of his passing.
According to the Antarctic Heritage Trust, the notebook belonged to a surgeon, photographer and zoologist named George Murray Levick, who accompanied Scott at the unfortunate Terra Nova expedition.
Scott, who was popularly known as ‘Scott of the Antarctic’, died on March 29 or 30 in the year 1912 after reaching the Southern Pole reportedly after getting trapped into the bad weather. Four other members who were accompanying him at the expedition also died during the unfortunate journey.
Elated by the incredible findings, Antarctic Heritage Trust Executive Director Nigel Watson said, “It’s an exciting find. The notebook is a missing part of the official expedition record. After spending seven years conserving Scott’s last expedition building and collection, we are delighted to still be finding new artifacts.”
The notebook is a missing piece of the record of the authority campaign.
Immediately after the discovery of the 100-year-old journal last year, it was sent for the preservation work. As the binding of the book had got dissolved by the ice, the preservationists based in New Zealand had to undergo digitalization of the pages of the book, besides sewing them back together.
Following the conclusion of the preservation work, the restored book was returned to last expedition base of Scott at Cape Evans, Antarctica.