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The expedition was sent by the Admiralty to attempt to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound and to explore the coasts of Greenland and adjacent lands. The expedition made geographical discoveries and returned with a large amount of scientific data.

Captain George Nares
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Captain George Nares
Inuit sledges and dogs
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Inuit sledges and dogs
Sledges ready to start
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Sledges ready to start
Portsmouth Harbour
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Portsmouth Harbour
Sledge at Cape Rawson
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Sledge at Cape Rawson
Dobbin Bay. Cutting a dock
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Dobbin Bay. Cutting a dock
Disco, Greenland
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Disco, Greenland
Alert, Homeward Bound
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Alert, Homeward Bound
Sledge at Cape Rawson Featured British Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Image

Sledge at Cape Rawson

Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. A group of men with shovels and pickaxes stand on a steep snow slope. They are cutting a path for a sledge which stands at the bottom of the slope surrounded by other men. Another sledge stands further along the base of the slope, three men hold it up on the slope, harnessed dogs lie on the slope

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Group of Walruses, Arctic
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Group of Walruses, Arctic
Icebergs & Aurora
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Icebergs & Aurora
Discovery, sledge party
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Discovery, sledge party
Sledge to Rawson Point
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Sledge to Rawson Point
Parhelia
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Parhelia
Icebergs & Aurora Featured British Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Image

Icebergs & Aurora

Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Seascape with stylised iceberg. Sailing ship at anchor and five people in a boat landing on the ice. Aurora in background. An aurora, is a natural light display in the Earth's sky, mainly seen in the high latitude regions

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

The western sledge party
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The western sledge party
The fifth of November
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The fifth of November
The Discovery - The rink
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The Discovery - The rink
HMS Alert hoisting colours
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HMS Alert hoisting colours
The crows nest
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The crows nest

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