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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man
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'Bertram Armytage, son of a wealthy squatter, a popular sportsman who rowed for Cambridge, was the first Australian-born member of an Antarctic expedition. An expert horseman, he was given charge of the ponies in Ernest Shackleton's great 1907-1909 expedition, narrowly escaping the jaws of killer whales. In London he was decorated by royalty, but on coming home to Australia he went to his part-time city residence, the exclusive Melbourne Club, put on his dinner suit and polar medals and, at the age of 41, shot himself. This mystery-cum-biography provides a new perspective on one of Shackleton's greatest expeditions.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Catherine and the three Js. Together, we discovered Bertram.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2009 .
      Extent: xi, 170p., [48p. of plates]p.
      Description: illus, facsims, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-160) and index.
        Foreword by Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO. (ix-xi)
      ISBN: 9781862548336 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 August 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man David Burke , 2009 single work biography
Off the Shelf : Biography Lorien Kaye , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man David Burke , 2009 single work biography
Tragedy of Pioneer's Wasted Potential Peter Stanley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 May 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man David Burke , 2009 single work biography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 April 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Women in Black Madeleine St John , 1993 single work novel ; Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man David Burke , 2009 single work biography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 April 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Women in Black Madeleine St John , 1993 single work novel ; Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man David Burke , 2009 single work biography
Tragedy of Pioneer's Wasted Potential Peter Stanley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 May 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man David Burke , 2009 single work biography
Off the Shelf : Biography Lorien Kaye , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 May 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man David Burke , 2009 single work biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 August 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Body at the Melbourne Club : Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man David Burke , 2009 single work biography
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