Preface; 1. Origin of the expedition; 2. Commander Svend Foyn; 3. The steam-whaler Antarctic; 4. The start. Tristan d'Acunha; 5. Kerguelen or Desolation Islands; 6. Melbourne. Intermediate voyage; 7. Start for the Antarctic. Campbell Islands. The first rebuff; 8. Gripped by the ice. Balleny Islands. Christmas in the pack; 9. Serious position. Sudden release; 10. South Victoria Land. Possession Islands. First landing on the Antarctic continent; 11. Farewell to Antarctica. Forcing the pack. Sperm whaling. Break-up of the expedition; 12. Results, commercial and scientific, of our expedition; Appendices.
H. J. Bull's 1896 account of the whaling expedition which made the first confirmed landing on the Antarctic mainland.