Keith Jack diary, Jun 2, 1915, pp13-16
On June 2nd 1915 Jack returns from a sledging journey to discover that their ship the Aurora has blown away in a blizzard and the Ross Sea party are marooned.
From page 14 of the diary entry: “At the hut we found four members of the Expedition - Gaze, Smith, Richards and Stevens, all looking well. We were greatly upset to learn that the ship had gone out – broken away from her moorings – in a blizzard on 6th May. This blizzard they informed us was succeeded four days later by the severest one they had experienced & the ship had not returned or been heard of since..."
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See also the image Aurora at Winter quarters at Cape Evans