Understanding the past and the present
The South Polar Times was produced as “in-house magazine” during the Discovery expedition to Antarctica. The magazine itself was produced over the winters of 1902-3, when the ship Discovery was ice-bound in McMurdo Sound.
The South Polar Times aimed to both maintain morale and document the lives and work of the small colony. It was a lively and unique journal, with content from any expedition member who wanted to contribute. The South Polar Times was published again during the over-winter period of Scott’s 1910 expedition. These editions were edited by Apsley Cherry-Garrard.