QUIZ: Sir Ernest Shackleton and Antarctic exploration

Wednesday 5 January 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of British Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death. In the century since his death Christchurch has continued to have a strong connection to Antarctic exploration, research and conservation.
Following Shackleton’s return to Christchurch in 1908, he raised money from a public lecture, donating all proceeds, half to the children’s ward at Christchurch hospital and half to the Christchurch Technical Institute to facilitate the building of a Girls’ Training Hostel. On his final visit to Christchurch in 1917, Shackleton visited the Hostel and planted a commemorative tree. What species of tree did he plant?
Christchurch is one of only five recognised gateway cities to Antarctica. What are the other four cities?
Operation Deep Freeze is the code name for the United States Airforce and Navy missions to Antarctica. In which year did Operation Deep Freeze first depart from Christchurch?
Frank Worsley, a local Cantabrian was chosen by Shackleton to captain his vessel ‘Endurance’ on the 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Where was Worsley born?
What structure located in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens was used by both Captain Scott and Captain Shackleton in preparation for their Antarctic expeditions?
In 1970, Canterbury Museum received a sledge used by Sir Ernest Shackleton during one of his Antarctic expeditions. In which year was it used?
Shackleton had a street in New Brighton named after him in 1948. What was Shackleton Street previously known as?
What date did the Shackleton expedition depart Lyttleton for Antarctica in 1908?
Quail Island was used by Antarctic explorers, including Scott and Shackleton between 1901 and 1929. In what way did the island support the expeditions?
Sir Ernest Shackleton visited Christchurch on five separate occasions between 1901 and 1917. What was the name of the vessel Shackleton and his crew sailed to Antarctica in the 1908 expedition?
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