Talk#7: The Role of Indigenous People in Arctic Exploration
by Ken McGoogan Canadian globe-trotting, history-hunting storyteller Ken McGoogan author of Fatal Passage, Lady Franklin’s Revenge, and Dead Reckoning:The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage and John Rae expert will talk about the Indigenous Contribution to Arctic exploration – a subject he explores thoroughly in Dead Reckoning.
When not locked down by a pandemic, Canadian Ken McGoogan is a globe-trotting, history-hunting storyteller who survived shipwreck off Dar es Salaam, chased the ghost of Jane Lady Franklin from Russell Square to Van Diemen’s Land, and placed a John Rae memorial plaque in the High Arctic. Ken has published fifteen books, among them three that feature the peerless Rae: Fatal Passage, Lady Franklin’s Revenge, and Dead Reckoning. He also wrote introductions to The Arctic Journals of John Rae and John Rae’s Arctic Correspondence, 1844-1855.
In 1998, Ken landed a fellowship that took him to the University of Cambridge for three months. There he conceived Fatal Passage, which brought him to Orkney, gave rise to a string of Arctic books, prizes, and speaking engagements, and got him voyaging in the Northwest Passage with Adventure Canada. Fatal Passage also inspired an award-winning, feature-length docudrama in which, with Orcadian historian Tom Muir, he makes a cameo appearance. On March 9, Ken will talk to the John Rae Society about the Indigenous contribution to Arctic exploration – a subject he explores thoroughly in Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage.
Ken has a new website at www.kenmcgoogan.com
- Wednesday 9th March 2022
- 06:00pm - 07:30pm
- On-line - Zoom
Tickets are £5 + £1.13 booking fee