Compass used by Andrew Jack on sledging journeys as part of the Ross Sea party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 led by Ernest Shackleton.
This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the 'Heroic Era' exploration of Antarctica.

Physical Description

Round brass compass with hinged black flip lid. Silver and black face features red cardinal points of north, south east and west and a silver magnetised pivoting needle. Compass has external ring attachment.


This is a significant artefact from the little-known Ross Sea Party of Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

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