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Expedition to Antarctica

Joins the Australian National and Arctic Research Expedition to Antarctica in 1948.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 18 | Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Loading stores onto HMAS Wyatt Earp sailing boat in Hobart. Commander Earl charting map, at the wheel, rough seas, crew dining, sing-a-long with piano accordion in mess room. Sailors in wet weather clothes, meat hanging in rigging. Meteorologists making observations, icebergs, quick shot whale in sea, ship bumps into iceberg. Small Kingfisher seaplane lowered into water and takes off. Aerials icebergs and ship. Good POV ship sunset.
Access No. 43198 | 3 mins 48 secs | 1940s | Hobart, Tas, Australia. Antarctica | © NFSA | B&W |