Douglas Mawson: the survivor

Australia, 1982

Film
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During an expedition to Antarctica in 1912, Mawson’s two companions perished leaving him, ill and weak, to struggle back alone to a base camp at Commonwealth Bay. A reconstruction of the tragic expedition is the pivot of the documentary, which also includes interviews with the explorer-scientist’s daughters, contemporaries and students.

Credits

director

David Parer

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33315

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Exploration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers - Antarctica

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Survival skills

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Survival (after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Survival (after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Survival skills

History → Explorers

History → Explorers - Antarctica

History → History

History → Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Survival skills

People → Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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