Further Reading

Whale Factory Ships and Modern Whaling by Ian Hart

This book provides a complete history of the whaling industry including details of all the whaling factory ships that operated in the Falkland Islands, SGSSI and FI Dependencies (BAT). Profusely illustrated.

Published by Ships in Focus 2016: www.shipsinfocus.com

The Maritime History of South Georgia by Robert Burton

As South Georgia can only be reached by sea, its history is essentially a maritime one. Mariners have visited the island as sealers, whalers, explorers, scientists, fishermen and tourists and in this small book the author Robert Burton introduces the history of South Georgia from the perspective of the vessels that have sailed, and occasionally come to grief in, its stormy waters.

Available from the SGHT shop.

Putting South Georgia on the Map

Putting South Georgia on the Map’ is a large-format (A4) 216-page book containing a full account of all the South Georgia surveys and is available in three versions: Soft Cover, Hard Cover and a Limited Edition. All three have the same content. The Limited Edition, (of 100 copies) is supplied in a slipcase, and each copy is numbered, and signed by the author.

The prices posted surface mail (in Australian dollars) are: Soft cover A$50; Hard cover A$ 60 and Limited Edition A$ 90 (Prices A$10 less for Australia).
For payment details go to http://www.alectrendall.com.au or for further information email the author/publisher here

Taxi To the Snow Line by Guy Sheridan

Guy Sheridan’s latest book Taxi to the Snow Line includes the factual and riveting account of the liberation of South Georgia by the man who commanded the land forces in April 1982. More info here

The Island of South Georgia by Bob Headland

A invaluable and detailed account of South Georgia, its geography, administration, history, expeditions, whaling and sealing industries, physical sciences, natural history and the conflict in 1982. Published by Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0 521 25274 1 (out of print.).

Antarctic Oasis by Tim and Pauline Carr

An account of their experiences on South Georgia, illustrated with stunning photography. Published by Norton and Company. ISBN 0-393-04605-2.

A Whaling Enterprise by Gerald Elliot

This book records the story of Christian Salvesen’s commercial whaling operations from South Georgia. Published by Michael Russell (Publishing ltd) ISBN 0 85955241 1.

Shackleton at South Georgia by Burton and Venables

Account of Shackleton’s visits to South Georgia in 1914, 1917 and 1922, with account of 2000 crossing of South Georgia by Anker, Messner and Venables during filming of IMAX Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure.

Available from the SGHT shop.