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Harnessing the dogs and preparing to start on a sledging expedition

1986.0117.0152

Harnessing the dogs and preparing to start on a sledging expedition

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Description

The hand written message on the front reads 'up to that time, Captain Scott took the Discovery to / the head of Ross Sea and anchored behind the island / on which are the volcanoes Erebus and Terror, not far'.
The hand written address reads 'Miss Bartlett / Abbotsford / Mosman'.

Physical description

White vignette postcard featuring a black and white photograph of "HARNESSING THE DOGS AND PREPARING TO START ON A SLEDGING EXPEDITION." The postcard is from the "Discovery" Antarctic Series and features a message on the front and an address on the undivided reverse.
he Roman numerals 'III' are written on the right hand side to denote the order of a continuous message across several postcards.

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