A collection of 40 stereophotographs from the expedition, mainly taken in the vicinity of the Winter Quarters at Cape Denison in 1912, with some images relating to the voyage south from Hobart, via Macquarie Island. Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Frank HURLEY.

A collection of 40 stereophotographs from the expedition, mainly taken in the vicinity of the Winter Quarters at Cape Denison in 1912, with some images relating to the voyage south from Hobart, via Macquarie Island

The best of them include one of the wreck of the 'Clyde' on Macquarie Island; the Western Base Party; the complement of the 'Aurora' cheering the departing members of the Main Base Party off Cape Denison in January 1912; a group of men flaying a sea-elephant; another group in the workshop at the Winter Quarters; and Madigan, Hodgeman and Bage at the Transit House. Expeditioners specifically identified in other images include Wild, Correll and McLean. Snow petrels, Adelie penguins, Weddell seals and the expedition's huskies feature occasionally in the numerous (and often impressive) ice-, snow-, rock-, and sea-scapes, the latter invariably populated with icebergs, and floe, pancake and pack ice. James Francis (Frank) Hurley (1885-1962), adventurer, photographer and film maker, is perhaps best remembered for his Antarctic photographs from his expeditions under Mawson and Shackleton between 1911 and 1917. He was the official photographer on the AAE from December 1911 to March 1913, and his exploits and the resulting images are well documented in 'The Home of the Blizzard'. Interestingly, the Stereo Graflex camera he used to produce these stereophotographs was passed on to him by Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David, who used it on Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909. Provenance: Sir Douglas Mawson; by descent; gifted to a family friend.

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