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  • Other titles
    • Ford Lantern Slides Antarctic (descriptive name)
    • Through Antartica - The Voyage of the Discovery (maker's title)
  • Description
    Poster: CR Ford lantern slides
    Through Antarctica Reginald C Ford's Thrilling Illustrated Story - The Voyage of the 'Discovery'
    Mr J.C. Williamson presents C. Reginald Ford a Hero of Polar Exploration / 150 Fascinating Pictures Descriptive of a Voyage of Peril to the Farthest South
    markings: SYD. DAY Print. Melb.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    2014.x.135
  • Accession date
    Unknown
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness

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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2014.x.135
  • Notes
    Poster: CR Ford lantern slides
    Through Antarctica Reginald C Ford's Thrilling Illustrated Story - The Voyage of the 'Discovery'
    Mr J.C. Williamson presents C. Reginald Ford a Hero of Polar Exploration / 150 Fascinating Pictures Descriptive of a Voyage of Peril to the Farthest South.

    Born in London Charles Reginald Ford (1880-1972) joined the Royal Navy at an early age and served on several vessels. In 1901 he volunteered to join the Royal Geographic Society Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott, serving as a steward and assistant to Captain Scott. Following his return to England he travelled around Britain, Canada and Australia delivering lectures about the expedition, and in late 1905 was brought to New Zealand by JC Williamson to deliver lantern slide lectures here. He decided to stay, initially living in Christchurch where he married, and studied architecture. In 1923 he moved to Auckland and formed a partnership with WH Gummer. Their firm Gummer and Ford, played a prominent role in Auckland architectre for many years. Ford also had a close relationship with the Auckland Museum, being appointed as Honorary Curator of English ceramics.

    In 1908 he published 'Antarctica: leaves from a diary kept on board an exploring vessel'. Christchurch: Whitcombe and Tombs. He also gave public lectures

    For more information about CR Ford, see: Peter Lowe. 'Ford, Charles Reginald', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 24-Sep-2013
    URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/biographies/4f19/ford-charles-reginald
  • Event
    Discovery Expedition Antarctic 1901-1904
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1901-1904
    1 January 1901 to 31 December 1904
  • Subject category
  • Culture
    unknown
  • Collection
  • Production
    Syd. Day (printed by)
    Melbourne
    Post 1905
  • Consists of
    • 0 - Whole › cloth
      printed on paper; wooden rod; cloth 'ribbon'
    • 0 - Whole › wood
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 08 Communication Artifacts (Category)
    › Advertising Media (Classification)
    › Poster (Primary Term)
  • Record created
    9 October 2014

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