Antarctic Pioneers

Australia, 1962

Film

One of Australia’s most famous photographers and explorers, Frank Hurley, presents this absorbing film on the history of Australia’s first expeditions to the Antarctic continent between 1911 and 1954. It includes remarkable, original footage of the expedition on the tall ship Aurora in 1911, the Campbell expedition in 1947 and the Law expedition in 1954. Much of this film was made by Hurley when he accompanied Sir Douglas Mawson and an Australian party to the Antarctic in 1912 and on later expeditions. The program traces the history of the Australian expeditions between 1911 and 1914 and the establishment of Mawson Station. A rare film which reveals the true hardship and courage of these early pioneers.

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019

Credits

co-director

Phillip Garth Law

director

Frank Hurley

producer

Maslyn Williams

Frank Bagnall

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Black and White

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