Campbell Island 1955-1956 1958-1960 by George Poppleton
Restless and unsettled after returning from Korea, the opportunity to work as expedition leader on a meteorological station in the subantarctic was the adventure George Poppleton was looking for.
His frank account of three years on Campbell Island describes how small communities of men survived on an isolated and often inhospitable island. For George the experience was far more then he expected. As he says:
“I actually found myself as a man down there. Before then I’d just pissed around with my life…I never wanted responsibility. Down there – that first year – I learnt the meaning of the word.”
234 pages with some colour and black & white photos, plus some skechings.
George Poppleton about 1960
The last remaining copies of this book are available at the Comm Media website