December 2023

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A merry Xmas?” - Whaler’s Diary and Photograph album 1937 It seems it was perhaps not the merriest Christmas for one man, John Moore, who was working on a whaling…

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November 2023

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Shackleton’s Sledging Compass and Replica Sledging Flag Object Title:  Sledging Compass & Replica Flag This month we bring you two objects with a significant connection to expeditions to the south…

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October 2023

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Object Title: Illicit still Object Number:   1992.3.044 In October many people start thinking of ghouls and spirits as Halloween approaches.  In South Georgia the abandoned whaling stations can at times…

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September 2023

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Object Title: Patagonian Toothfish Object Number: 2022.29 The South Georgia Museum Object of the Month for September Is a Patagonian Toothfish made from a cast of a large adult fish…

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August 2023

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Object Title: Felt hat Object Number: 2017.4.1 Continuing the theme of hats, this month we look at a hat from the late 18th century collected from a shipwreck camp at…

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June 2023

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Object Title: Whaler’s Cap Object Number: 2021.1 There is something about this old tweed cap, with its frayed and stained lining from years of wear, which connects us to the…

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May 2023

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Object Title: South Georgia Pipit Object Number: 2022.25 Our Object of the Month is the wonderful South Georgia Pipit, Anthus antarcticus. This tiny song bird is endemic to South Georgia…

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