Time: 6:30 pm
The Gaiety, 105 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
New Zealanders are renowned for their desire to explore the world and are great at it. A hero to Akaroa is Frank Worsley, who captained the Endurance during Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. However, he is best remembered for navigating the expedition party to safety after the Endurance was crushed by ice floes in the Weddell Sea.
Join this wonderful talk on Worsley’s life and achievements; celestial navigational techniques; new adventurers who retraced Worsley’s footsteps, and a family legacy that has continued into modern times.
Gold coin donation with a light supper provided.
Please also note the Frank Worsley Exhibition at the Akaroa Museum, 71 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa:
Salute to Adventure, the Worsley exhibition at Akaroa Museum has been refreshed and will be open again in time for Seaweek (3rd to 1tth March). Frank Worsley was born in Akaroa and was one of the finest sailors, navigators, and Antarctic explorers of his time. Step into his world and discover where his thirst for adventure led him. Visit the exhibition daily 10.30am – 4.30pm