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A hunting party preparing a Weddell seal for transport back to the ship Kista Dan, Antarctica, 1955 [picture] / George Lowe
Bib ID 6001493
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Lowe, George, 1924-
 
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Description 1955 
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.3 x 21.6 cm. 
Series

Australian Information Service collection.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on label on verso.

Part of the Australian Information Service collection.

"In a platter of its own pelt... a Weddell seal awaits transport back to the ship, in the background. Australian Official Photograph by George Lowe."--Printed on label on verso.

"Between December and March each year, at the height of the brief Antarctic summer, the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition relief ship Kista Dan visits the three Australian Antarctic Scientific Research stations on Heard and Macquarie Island and at Mawson on the Antarctic mainland. In January 1955, Kista Dan, enroute from Heard Island to Mawson pulled in at three points on the continental coastline to allow exploratory parties to go ashore. While at Prydz Bay the last of these, a party from the ship went hunting seals on the sea ice. It was necessary to obtain fresh supplies of seal meat for the 15 huskies aboard Kista Dan en-route from Heard Island to Mawson."--Printed on label on verso.

"L18568"--From label on verso.

Condition: Buckled.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138113604

Source of Acquisition Donated by Mrs Julie Carver, 2012. 
Subjects Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1955 -- Photographs.  |  Kista Dan (Ship) -- Photographs.  |  Ships -- Antarctica -- Photographs.  |  Weddell seal -- Carcasses -- Antarctica -- Photographs.  |  Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Australian -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Australian News and Information Bureau
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