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Antarctic Ship Visits Deserted Whaling Station

Australian scientists based at Heard Island in the Antarctic visit French Kerguelen Island, 300 miles away.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 16 | Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Map showing location of islands. Australian ship LST 3501 at sea. Captain Dixon at helm. Island POV ship. Good CU dial indicating full speed ahead. Ship's engine. Ship passing through narrow channel. VS ruins of French whaling station on island. Oil drums unloaded for another ship. Cemetery, men looking at gravestones.
Access No. 123169 | 2 mins 58 secs | 1940s | Kerguelen Island, Antarctica | © NFSA | B&W |