Travels to the Ends of the Earth is a compilation of 250 images painted and photographed by the author during his travels to higher latitudes - South and North, including Antarctica, sub-Antarctic islands, Greenland, Spitzbergen, Lofoten Islands in Norway and northern Canada.Along with poems that retell some of the astonishing feats of exploration, precarious situations and fauna and flora observed, ecological matters are also included for the reader's enjoyment. Brief accounts of historic journeys, mainly in the North, complete the book with amazing tales summarised from biographical accounts, including Nansen's original journals in English.This is a great collection of images and words from parts of the world that many people can only imagine.
Kester Brown spent 39 years at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne as an anaesthetist, with 26 of them as Director of the department. Early in his career he was in Labrador and northern Canada in General Practice. Photographs taken during his travels constitute part of this book, some of them from that time nearly 50 years ago. He has painted for many years but his interest in watercolours was re-kindled in 1980, and since then he has painted everywhere he has travelled. Poetry is a more recent interest and one he hopes to continue with.