Great Scott: The Story of a Christchurch Memorial

Date: 05 Dec 2017 - 05 Dec 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch


Sarah Murray, Curatorial Manager, Canterbury Museum


On 9 February 1917, the people of Canterbury unveiled a marble statue of Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Carved by his widow, British sculptor Kathleen Scott, the memorial commemorates her husband and the other four members of the Polar Party, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Edgar Evans and Lawrence Oates, who perished on their return journey from the South Pole in 1912.

Sarah Murray presents the story of this important Christchurch memorial, and considers the history, context and significance of this magnificent example of public art.

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