[SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)]
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[SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)]

Shackleton-Rowett Quest Expedition, 1921-1922. A Union Jack presented to Shackleton by H.M. King George V in September 1921

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[SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)]
Shackleton-Rowett Quest Expedition, 1921-1922. A Union Jack presented to Shackleton by H.M. King George V in September 1921
with a plaque inscribed 'Flag presented by His Majesty King George V to the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition Sept. 1921 on its return given by His Majesty to John Quiller Rowett Oct. 1922.', framed and glazed
32 x 35in. (81.4 x 88.9cm.)
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Shackleton sailed on the Quest in September 1921 on his fourth expedition to the Antarctic, intendong to circumnavigate the Antarctic continent. The Quest reached South Georgia on 4 January 1922 and Shackleton, ill throughout the outward voyage, died on his ship from a heart attack the following day. He was buried at the whaling station of Grytviken, South Georgia, and the expedition went on under Wild's command before returning prematurely to England in June 1922.

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