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[Ernest Shackleton, Captain Frank Worsley and crew setting out from Elephant Island, Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, Shackleton expedition] [picture] : [Antarctica] / [Frank Hurley]
Bib ID 970745
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962
 
Online Versions
Description [1916] 
1 photograph : gelatin silver ; 24.2 x 31 cm. + 1 folded sheet. 
Series

Hurley collection of photographic prints.

Notes

Part of the Hurley collection of photographic prints.

Published in Argonauts of the south, 1925, facing p. 259. Detail also published in Shackleton's South, 1919, facing p. 160 with the caption: Launching the James Caird on the relief voyage to South Georgia. The boat was but a frail cockle-shell with an improvised deck made from fragments of canvas and packing case lids. The successful crossing of 750 miles of tempestuous icy sub-Antarctic Ocean is one of the greatest feats in the annals of exploration.

Hurley series: Antarctica.

Used with clouds in composite PIC FH/1073. Reshot.

Related negative in the Hurley negative collection: PIC FH/1033.

Accompanied by handwritten description of photograph on 1 folded sheet.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-147387655

Subjects Boats and boating -- Antarctica -- Photographs.
Also Titled

Launching the James Caird on the relief voyage to South Georgia

Exhibited Exhibited: "In a New Light: Australian Photography 1850s-1930s", National Library of Australia, 9 Oct. 03-26 Jan. 04. 

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