In order to mark the 100th anniversary of explorer Edward Wilson, it has been decided that a beautiful collection of his drawings would be showcased. This stunning collection contains pictorial representation of his ill-fated trip to Antarctica in 1912.
A series of drawings would see him with Captain Robert Falcon Scott and other team mates. The pictures show the severity of climate conditions that prevailed at that time in Antarctica as well as vast wildlife which they saw during their journey.
In spite of the tough journey, Wilson did not forget to show his humor side where in one picture he has been holding a penguin. Wilson’s family has compiled the book with the name of ‘Edward Wilson’s Antarctic Notebooks’.
They wanted the world know his contribution as he was the first person who through his journey revealed that Antarctica exists and his experiences in the book would reveal the same. His great-nephews Dr. David Wilson and Chris Wilson are the ones who want Wilson to get his due credit which could not achieved due to an early death.
Dr. David said, “At the time he first started going to Antarctica people weren’t even sure what was there or if there was a continent at all, his record of the wildlife and landscape of that world showed the world that it existed”.
The drawings would also show Wilson’s creativity in which he has made the Norwegian flag with the help of tent cloth and team-mates dresses. It was his last journey as he and Captain Scott could never return back as they perished in their tents.
They were buried upon the Great Ice Barrier by the search party who brought their notebooks and Wilson’s sketches back. It would be the first time when people would be able to see his journey through his drawings.