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Shackleton now on show THE Escape from Antarctica exhibition being shown by the Hastings-Western Port Historical Society focuses on the life and work of British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, right, whose expedition to Antarctica turned out to be one of the greatest survival stories of all time. More than 100 years ago, Shackleton set out on a bold plan to cross the frozen continent from coast to coast via the South Pole. His quest was steeped in the grand traditions of the British Empire and the glories that would come to the first to achieve the epic feat. With his ship trapped in the ice and crushed, Shackleton’s party drifted on ice floes and sailed an open boat hundreds of kilometres over Antarctic waters to reach safety. His skill and courage in leading his men against impossible odds have led him to become a role model for leadership courses at institutions around the world. Visitors to the exhibition, being put on with the help of the Australian National Maritime Museum, will view a collection of first-hand accounts and dramatic images taken by Australian photographer Frank Hurley. The venue is the Hastings-Western Port Historical Society museum, corner of Marine

Ready to ride: Rhys Buzza, Hayden Fenn, Gregory Pratt and Scott Lovegreen are aiming to raise $5000 for rod safety programs by cycling 1200 kilometres in Western Australia. Picture: Supplied

On the road for student safety Parade and Skinner Street, Hastings. The exhibition runs until Saturday 20 October. Viewing times are 2-4pm Saturdays and Sundays and 10am-noon Wednesdays. School and group visits can be arranged at other times by calling 0416 121 791 or emailing hwphs@outlook.com . Admission: $3 adults, $2 concession and $1 children.

FOUR Mornington Peninsula cyclists will ride 1200km in Western Australia next month to raise $5000 for road safety programs for peninsula school children. Hayden Fenn, 35, of Frankston South, Scott Lovegreen, 43, of Mt Martha, Rhys Buzza, 42, of Mt Martha and Gregory Pratt, 48, of Mornington, plan to take 90 hours to complete the Perth-Albany-Perth ride, 1-4 October, organised by Audax Australia Cycling Club. The men are using the ride to prepare for the world-famous Paris-Brest-Paris epic next year. Fifteen peninsula students from 13 schools met up with The White Bike Foundation founder

Chris Savage last week to wish them luck. The foundation honours Mt Martha teenager Joel Hawkins who died after being knocked off his bike on Nepean Highway, Dromana, in June 2015. Its members deliver bike education to students at Peninsula Grammar and are designing a similar program for Boneo Primary School. “As a daily commuter and a father of teenagers on the Mornington Peninsula I have a keen interest in promoting that cause,” Gregory Pratt said. Donations can be made at whitebikefoundation.org.au/fundraisers

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