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The Cape Adare pendant

  • 28 Jul 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Central Gallery, TMAG
  • 19


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The Cape Adare pendant 

A journey through geology and Victorian era Antarctic history

You are invited to a free Friends floor talk about the Cape Adare pendant. The pendant was donated to the Australian Antarctic Division in 2018, having been found by a volunteer in a charity shop in east Melbourne in the 1980s. The intriguing label on which the pendant is attached indicates the polished stone is from Cape Adare, Antarctica, 1900. 

Before forwarding the artefact to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for safe keeping, Dr Barbara Frankel was asked to verify if the stone could indeed be from Cape Adare. Therein began a journey into early Antarctic expedition history, Victorian era culture, genealogy, and geochemistry. In this presentation Barbara will take you through the results of her sleuthing.

Dr Barbara Frankel has been an Antarctic Glaciologist, Geotechnical and Environmental Manager, and Antarctic history enthusiast throughout her 25 year career with the AAD. She has participated in numerous Antarctic expeditions to drill ice cores and lead geotechnical site investigations as well as voyage management. 

This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring non-member friends.

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