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Edgar Evans (1876 - 1912) - Biographical notes

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 Mealtime during the Terra Nova Expedition.
From left to right: Evans, Bowers, Wilson and Scott


Petty Officer Edgar Evans During the Terra Nova Expedition Photographic Print by Herbert Ponting

One of the five men making up Scott's team that reached the South Pole in 1913, but died on the return journey.

Edgar Evans joined the Discovery Expedition from the ship Majestic where he had served with and become acquainted with Captain Scott.

Landmarks named after Edgar Evans

Feature Name: Evans Glacier
Type: glacier
Latitude: 83°47S
Longitude: 170°00E
Description: A tributary glacier just S of Owen Hills, flowing E from the Queen Alexandra Range into Beardmore Glacier. Named by the NZGSAE (1961-62) for Petty Officer Edgar Evans, who died near here.

Feature Name: Evans Névé
Type: glacier
Latitude: 72°45S
Longitude: 164°30E
Description: A large névé which nourishes the Tucker, Mariner, Aviator, Rennick and Lillie Glaciers. Named for Edgar Evans of the BrAE, 1910-13, by the Northern Party of NZGSAE, 1963-64.

Feature Name: Evans Piedmont Glacier
Type: glacier
Latitude: 76°44S
Longitude: 162°40E
Description: A broad ice sheet occupying the low-lying coastal platform between Tripp Island and Cape Archer in Victoria Land. Circumnavigated in 1957 by the N.Z. Northern Survey Party of the CTAE, 1956-58.

Biographical information - This is a difficult area to research, I am concentrating on the Polar experiences of the men involved. Any further information or pictures visitors may have is gratefully received. Please email  - Paul Ward, webmaster.
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