Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1972.107, 26499.3, 1941.35, 1942.88
Fork used on Captain Scotts expedition to the Antarctic by C Reginald Ford, a member of the 1901-1904 Antarctic expedition.
Charles Reginald Ford (1880-1972) born in London joined the Royal Navy from school and served on several vessels before volunteering for the Royal Geographical Society Expedition to Antarctic. Following an interview by expedition leader Robert Falcon Scott, Ford was taken on to serve as a steward and assistant to Captain Scott, with the rank of Warrant Officer. He received his Polar medals in 1904, and in December 1906 was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, on the nomination of Sir Clements Markham, KCB.
He later returned to New Zealand where he married, and studied architecture. In 1923 he moved to Auckland and formed a partnership with WH Gummer (Gummer and Ford). He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and also became closely involved with the Auckland Museum, being appointed as Honorary Curator of English ceramics.
- Jul 1901-Sep 1904
Scott's First Expedition to Antarctica
- Discovery Expedition Antarctic 1901-1904
1 January 1901 to 31 December 1904
- 0 - Whole length : 185mm
(185mm x 25mm (l x w))
- 0 - Whole width : 25mm
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)
18 March 2002
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