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Harnessing in dogs and preparing to start - Captain's sledge party

1986.0117.0151

Harnessing in dogs and preparing to start - Captain's sledge party

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Description

The hand written message on the front reads 'companions who left Lyttelton, n.z. in the discovery on / December 24, 1901, and reached Cape Adare on January 9, 1902. / this was the most elaborately equipped and successful expedition'.
The hand written address reads 'Miss Bartlett / Abbotsford / Mosman'.

Physical description

White vignette postcard featuring a black and white photograph of "HARNESSING IN DOGS AND PREPARING TO START - CAPTAIN'S SLEDGE PARTY." The postcard is from the "Discovery" Antarctic Series and has a message on the front and an address on the undivided reverse.
The Roman numerals 'II' are written on the right hand side to denote the order of a continuous message across several postcards.

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