Harry creates history again

Harry creates history again

Patron of the Wilkins Foundation, Richard Harry Harris, recently spoke at the History Teachers Association of Australia’s annual conference. Held in the October holidays at Loreto College in Adelaide, Harry was the keynote speaker before a crowd of approximately two...

From the Board Chair

I’m delighted to advise that the announcement of Dr. Richard ‘Harry’ Harris as our Patron has sparked Australia-wide publicity and prompted many Wilkins enthusiasts to offer their services to the Foundation in various capacities. People across Australia...

Dr Richard Harris announces new ‘rescue mission’

South Australia’s national hero and joint Australian of the Year 2019, Dr Richard Harris SC OAM, is on a new rescue mission: to revive the legacy of one of the world’s greatest adventurers and polar explorers, SA-born Sir George Hubert Wilkins. In doing so, he also...

Launch of the Wilkins Foundation

The Wilkins Foundation was launched by journalist and author, Simon Nasht, whose biography of Wilkins, “The Last Explorer” was published in 2005. You can watch Simon’s talk on our “Talks” page. A farm boy from the Mid North of South Australia to a celebrated polar...