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  • Other titles
    "Discovery" Antarctic Expedition 1901 - plate from Captain Scott's 1901-1904 Antarctic Expedition (descriptive name)
  • Description
    plate from Captain Scott's expedition to the Antarctic, 1901-1904
    glazed ceramic plate; white ground with royal blue band around edge and transfer print logo with image of Penguin inside garter with "DISCOVERY" ANARCTIC EXPEDITION 1901'
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1972.107, 1942.88, 1941.35, 26497.3
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
plate [26497.3] front view
plate [26497.3] front view


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1972.107, 26497.3, 1941.35, 1942.88
  • Notes
    plate from Captain Scotts expedition to the Antarctic.
    Presented by C Reginald Ford, a member of Captain Scott's 1901-1904 Expedition to the Antarctic.

    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
  • Event
    • Jul 1901-Sep 1904
      Scott's First Expedition to Antarctica
    • Discovery Expedition Antarctic 1901-1904
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1901 to 31 December 1904
  • Subject category
  • Collection
  • Production
    Doulton & Co. (Ltd), Burslem (pottery works)
    BurslemStaffordshireEnglandUnited KingdomEurope
    Circa 1900
    Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), English reign
  • Consists of
    › ceramic
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 04 Tools & Equipment for Materials (Category)
    › Food Service T&E (Classification)
    › Eating Vessels (Sub-classification)
    › Dish, Eating (Primary Term)
    › Plate, Food (Secondary Term)
  • Classification Documents
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    18 March 2002

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