It was Australian scientist Dr Charlie Barton who finally came closest to reaching the South Magnetic Pole in 2000. This talk explores the exhibition Quest on the history and science of magnetism, and documents the extreme conditions endured by these daring polar adventurers. Curator Lindl Lawton (South Australian Maritime Museum) provides an introduction to the exhibition and Dr Charles Barton speaks about his experiences in Antarctica with the Research School of Earth Sciences at the ANU.

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