As a result of this expedition, on December 14, 1909 Shackleton would be knighted.
The adventure was called the Nimrod expedition after the ship, the Nimrod, which had carried them to Antarctica.
It certainly seems that if someone gets it into their head to write something nothing will stop them. In a hut that they built near the magnetic South Pole, Shackleton’s group wrote, typeset and printed on a small hand press the 120-page book Aurora Australis, the first book published in Antarctica.
In 1901 Wild was a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s crew as a seaman on the ”Discovery”, along with Ernest Shackleton who was then a Lieutenant.
[v] In 1892, David was appointed head of the geology section of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science in Hobart, Australia.