Burial of John Franklin. Author: me


Kabloonas is the way in which the Inuit who live in the north part of Canada call those who haven´t their same ascendency.

The first time i read this word was in the book "Fatal Passage" by Ken McGoogan, when, as the result of the conversations between John Rae and some inuit, and trying to find any evidence of the ill-fated Sir John Franklin Expedition, some of then mentioned that they watched how some kabloonas walked to die in the proximities of the river Great Fish.

I wish to publish this blog to order and share all those anecdotes that I´ve been finding in the arctic literature about arctic expeditions. My interest began more than 15 years ago reading a little book of my brother about north and south pole expeditions. I began reading almost all the bibliography about Antarctic expeditions and the superknown expeditions of Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton, etc. After I was captured by the Nansen, Nobile and Engineer Andree. But the most disturbing thing in that little book, full of pictures, was the two pages dedicated to the last Franklin expedition of the S.XIX, on that moment I thought that given the time on which this and others expeditions happened, few or any additional information could be obtained about it. I couldn´t imagine that after those two pages It would be a huge iceberg full of stories, unresolved misteries, anecdotes, etc. I believe that this iceberg, on the contrary than others, would continue growing instead melting.

miércoles, 18 de abril de 2012


Curioseando por internet encontré este curioso método de vigilancia llamado la "Dogline" que emplearon los guardias ingleses en la isla prisión de Van Diemens Land para vigilar a los prisioneros que trataban de escapar a través del Istmo de EagleHawk Neck. Hay una imagen, que yo al menos desconocía, donde se vé a Lady y John Franklin visitando este famoso lugar.

Looking for internte I found this curious method of vigilance called The ´Dogline´ that the English guards used in the prison island of Van Diemens Land to guard the prisoners which tried to escape through the isthmus of EagleHawk Neck . There is a image, unknown for me at least, where you can see at Lady and John Franklin visiting this famous place.

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