Griffith Taylor and Silas Wright in an ice cave, framing Terra Nova in the background
A personal connection to the 1910 race to the South Pole.
Cartoonist and author Adrian Raeside is the grandson of Canadian-born Sir Charles (Silas) Wright, physicist on the Captain Robert Scott’s ill-fated 1910 British Antarctic Expedition to reach the South Pole. Raeside is also the great-nephew of Sir Raymond Priestley and Thomas Griffith Taylor, who were also on the expedition with Silas. Silas Wright was on the party that headed for the South Pole but was turned back by Scott 280 miles from the Pole. In 2008, Raeside travelled to Antarctica to gather material for his book, Return to Antarctica, and the subsequent 1-hour documentary of the same name.
For the first time, Raeside is sharing his family archive of photographs from the expedition, for not only those interested in early Antarctic exploration, but also for scholars and authors who may wish to reprint them.