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Antarctic Adventure

Australian scientists head an expedition to Heard Island to spend a year studying meteorological conditions.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 15 | Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
Fremantle, supplies and equipment being loaded onto ship (LST 3501) including Walrus sea plane. Group Captain Campbell and Captain Dixon. Ship leaves. Map shows route to Heard Island. Sea POV ship. Men fixing cable. Man on radio transmitter. Men looking at weather monitor on deck. Good shots rough seas POV ship. Man reading barograph. Roaring Forties.
Access No. 123166 | 2 mins 25 secs | 1940s | Fremantle, WA, Australia, Indian Ocean | © NFSA | B&W |
Cook in ship's galley at oven. Crew members eating including Group Captain Campbell. Campbell with 14 scientist making plan. Sea POV ship (LST 3501), penguins. Man looking through binoculars to snow covered Heard Island and glacier. Ship mooring over island. Landing craft to island. Walkie talkie. Scientists open hut. VS island. Walrus seaplane taxiing on sea. Aerials island, mountains, snow, ice .
Access No. 123167 | 2 mins 55 secs | 1940s | Indian Ocean, Heard Island, Antarctica | © NFSA | B&W |
Man on board ship LST 3501. Bulldozer unloaded. Penguins looking on. Oil drums unloaded. Group Captain Campbell sets up post office. Men walking on island. Elephant seals, one injured, Volcanic rock, penguins including CUs eggs and chicks. Rocky coastline, penguins in waves. On board ship after snow blizzard. Wreckage of seaplane. Building huts. Men drinking out of cups. Landing craft loaded on ship. Ship leaves island.
Access No. 123168 | 5 mins 34 secs | 1940s | Heard Island, Antarctica | © NFSA | B&W |