Title Details

Mawson Expedition to the Antarctic 1911-14

An account of Australia's first expedition to the Antarctic continent.
Year : 1961 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Frank Bagnall
Expedition photographer, Frank Hurley in office interview. VS exploration ship Aurora at dock with two men on dock. Trolley being lifted from dock to deck of ship. MS two officers in uniform. High angle shot of row boat on dock. CU of rigging on ship. Pan across expedition crew on deck wearing warm clothing. MS man in suit and hat standing with officer on deck. LS of rigging and milling crowd (1911 to 1914).
Access No. 42398 | 1 min 46 secs | 1910s, 1960s, | Hobart, Tas, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Crowd on dock and well dressed ladies in long dresses and hats with parasols, crowd waving farewell to Aurora. Departing Aurora in bay. CU of captains bridge. WS of yacht in bay. VS ship deck, heavy seas, men hauling rowing boat to shore and penguins (1911 to 1914).
Access No. 42399 | 57 secs | 1910s | Hobart, Tas, Australia & Antarctica | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
VS penguins, seals and sea lion swimming in seaweed. Expedition photographer, Frank Hurley, pointing pen to globe of the world. High angle WS of rough seas, dog on deck and high angle shot of ship's bow breaking ice. Captain on bridge, men climbing mast, ships tackle, good pan along ice cliffs or icebergs. WS of ship in bay and penguins on rocks. (1911 to 1914 ).
Access No. 42400 | 1 min 41 secs | 1910s | Antarctica | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Good shots of the crew of the Aurora sailing ship, unloading ship, row boat approaching shore, men on shore, men pulling goods ashore, camp base, sled and husky dogs, penguins, man chasing seal then rides on it, (1911 to 1914).
Access No. 42401 | 31 secs | 1910s | Antarctica | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Men walking in snow storm, and using pick to dig trenches around tents in snow, checking weather station in snow storm with heavy winds, roof of hut under snow, men preparing sled, harnessing dogs, men farewell sled , sleds through the snow. Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, interviewed (1911 to 1914).
Access No. 42402 | 3 mins 20 secs | 1910s, 1960s, | Antarctica | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |