1877 : Aussies Hoping To Send British Statesman To The North Pole

There seems to be a very fair. prospect that
the British naval expedition which recently
wintered in Smith’s Sound will succeed in
reaching the Pole during the present summer.
If it accomplishes this task, and returns to
England, there will no longer be any room
for discussion in regard to the ownership of
the Pole. England will promptly claim that
she has pre-empted the North Pole, and will
attach it as a province to the Dominion of
Canada.  It may not prove a very valuable
possession, but it will afford the English Cabi-
net an opportunity to appoint Mr Whalley, or
some equally oppressive statesman to a
governor-generalship, and to thus to get him
peaceably out of the country. We ourselves



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7 Responses to 1877 : Aussies Hoping To Send British Statesman To The North Pole

  1. MikeTheDenier says:

    I think it’s time people start listening to this Russian guy and Pier Corbyn….

    Arcady Tishkov: Moon and sun to blame for Japan quake


  2. MikeTheDenier says:

    Salmon die with climate change then they don’t

    Climate change causes bountiful and threatened salmon

    1. Bountiful Alaska salmon harvest forecast for 2011 Sun, Mar 6 2011 By Yereth Rosen

    2. Dams, pollution and overharvesting aren’t the only things threatening Pacific salmon populations 3/12/11.


  3. Scarlet Pumpernickel says:


    Check out the stories in the 1950 down the page, they are THE SAME as today it’s really scarey are they just copying them?

  4. MikeTheDenier says:

    Sorry bout the OT but this is GOOOD!!!

    “Everybody you hit they drop in a different way,’ says Potter. ‘We did a co-ord shoot on to the one bloke and he just looked like he just fell through a trap door. So we called him Trapdoor Man.”


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