What’s On

Ernest Shackleton and the Seventh Continent (COSHA)

Ernest Shackleton and the Seventh Continent (COSHA)

Date & Time

May 13, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), renowned Anglo Irish Antarctic Explorer never achieved his life goal to reach the South Pole. In 1915 his Imperial Antarctic Expedition foundered when his ship The Endurance sank in the Weddell Sea. His leadership skills enabled him to escape the ice against all odds with all 28 crew saved. Shackleton’s legacy was preserved photographically through Sydney born Frank Hurley (Glebe).

Kevin Fitzpatrick,  with a background in leadership training and development  and a love of history was captivated by Shackleton’s achievement. In 2015  the centenary year of Shackleton’s escape from the ice he travelled to Antarctica and followed part of  Shackleton’s escape journey.

Event Organiser: City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA)

Date: Saturday, 13th May 2023

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street,
Henry Carmichael Theatre, Level 1

Cost:  Members $5, Visitors $10. Booking not required, please pay at the door.

CONTACT COSHA for more info.

Everyone Welcome

Image Credit: Frank Hurley, Royal Geographic Society

Past Event

This is a past event. View and register to attend our upcoming events.

What’s On at SMSA

Date & Time

May 13, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


When you join SMSA as member, you get a wide range of benefits.

Access to the SMSA Library

We are home to a unique collection of books, a highlight being our Mystery and Crime section.

Able to borrow from the Tom Keneally Centre

We are honoured to be the home of Tom Keneally’s personal collection of books, many of which have been used as research for his own works.

Access to member only events

Join a members group, share your passions, learn new skills, make new friends and get involved.

Access to member only activities such as members groups

We provide a variety of member only events, these are relaxed social occasions to have fun and make new friends.

Join as a Member

Subscribe to stay up-to-date