The Nimrod leaving Lyttelton for the Antarctic

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The Nimrod leaving Lyttelton for the Antarctic.

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 My father, Felix Rooney, and grandfather both sailed with Shackleton on the Nimrod.  My grandfather, Felix's stepfather Hugh McGowan, was the 3d Engineer; Felix was a fireman.

Date: 1 January 1908

Highly commended entry in the 2015 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt for a collection on the 1907/8 Antarctic expedition by Mary Boyle

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