Hubert Wilkins: forgotten hero


Would you fly over the ocean in a wobbly old plane that had been repaired with chewing gum? It sounds crazy but Hubert Wilkins did. Hubert Wilkins was one of the first people to explore Antarctica and the Arctic Circle. Not only that, he was a photographer, a film-maker, and he made some of the most innovative scientific discoveries of the early 1900’s.

Hubert was an experienced pilot and enlisted during the First World War but was unable to fly as he was colour blind. Instead, his talent with a camera earned him an honourable position as photographer. As well as taking photos, he rescued men after battle, putting his own life at risk. 

For young readers aged 12 and up.

Soft cover, photographs, 49 pages.

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