November 2022

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Object Title:  Radar Set and Radio Whale Beacon Object Number:  Radar set 1992.3.007, Marconi radio transmitter and receiver 1998.4.288 and radio beacon 1995.1.220 This month we bring you several objects…

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October 2022

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Southern Bottlenose whale Object Number: 2002.5.342 In 2002 the remains of a Southern Bottlenose whale were found in Wirik Bay, a small bay on the south-eastern corner of South Georgia.…

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Sept 2022

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Object Title:  The Quest Crow’s Nest This is the crow’s nest (lookout barrel) which was removed from the mast of Shackleton’s last expedition ship Quest.  Excitingly the crow’s nest arrives…

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Sapoceti toilet soap

August 2022

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Object Title: Guerlain sapoceti soap Object Number: 2012.7 In the 19th and 20th Century much time, effort and money were expended in the pursuit of whales and their natural products.…

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A grey-headed albatross chick sat in an automated weighing nest
Image courtesy of Vicki Foster

June 2022

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Object Title: Artificial Albatross Nest Object Number: 2022.39 This month we look at an unusual object - an artificial nest used by breeding albatross on Bird Island. Lying off the…

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May 2022

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This months blog has been written by Patrick Lurcock. Pat worked as a Government Officer for South Georgia and since retiring from that role, he now regularly works as part…

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The beret badge of the Royal Marines (Photo Wayne Bradbury)

April 2022

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Object Title: Clothing worn during the 1982 conflict Object Number: 2013.2-7 To mark the 40th anniversary of the invasion of South Georgia by Argentine troops on the 3 April 1982,…

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A porcelain insulator for use in the production of the first Antarctic telegraph

March 2022

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Object Title: Insulators Object Number: 1995.03.208 This porcelain insulator is one of three. They are the remnants of an electrical time synchronization system that was the first of its kind…

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50mm Kongsberg whale cannon, No.141

February 2022

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Object Title:  Whale cannon Object Number: 1992.4.001 This year the South Georgia Museum celebrates 30 years. The South Georgia Museum was first opened in the austral summer season of 1992…

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January 2022

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Object Title: Funeral banner Object Number: 2019.48 This funeral banner is one of two that was used in the Grytviken church during funeral ceremonies. The building was planned by Carl…

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