Image: Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #22

Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #22

Near the camp in Sydney. Expedition member and Sydney born Japanese boy.

© Penguin Do Pharmacy/Kazuyuki Miisho


Reports mentioned frequent contact between the campers and Japanese residents in Sydney at the time.The local Japanese Society supported the expedition and had sent a good luck telegram to the Kainan-maru in February 1911 as it was leaving Wellington, New Zealand for the first voyage to Antarctica. 


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