Hut Point and Vince Cross looking south.

A view from the sea ice looking south with the snow-covered headland of Hut Point on the centre-left. On the top is the wooden cross made to commemorate George Vince, RN, who had died during Scott's 1901-1904 British Antarctic Survey expedition.

This scene was described by Ponting in his book: 'The snow-clad promontory is a most impressive sight. On its summit stands a great white cross, erected to the memory of George T. Vince, one of the men of the Discovery Expedition, who lost his way in a blizzard, and his life by falling over the near-by ice-cliffs. This farmost symbol of Christian faith on earth, gleaming golden in the evening sunlight against a leaden southern sky...'

Object Details

ID: ALB1217.42
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ponting, Herbert George
Date made: 4 November 1911
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Duff Collection
Measurements: Overall: 113 mm x 166 mm
Parts: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, covering the period 1910-11 (Photograph album)

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