Home of the blizzard (1913)

Australia, 1913

Film
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Frank Hurley (1885-1962) was firmly established by 1925 as Australia’s most famous photographer. An artist interested less in expressing human experiences than the grandeur of nature and the romance of exotic lands, his work was known to Australians through books, newspaper features and documentary films. His journeys began in December, 1911 when he joined Mawson’s expedition to Antarctica as official photographer; his stills of the Expedition were widely published around the world and this documentary “Home of the Blizzard” was released in 1913.

Credits

producer/director

Frank Hurley

Language

English

Duration

01:08:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

35682

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Explorers

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

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photographers - Australia

History → Explorers

History → Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958

People → Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962

People → Mawson, Douglas, Sir, 1882-1958

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Appears in

Constellation

Frozen in time (Home of the Blizzard)

Home of the Blizzard (1913) is one of Australia's earliest documentaries, though there are various versions. Filmed by Frank Hurley, it follows the Antarctic expedition led by Sir Douglas Mawson in 1911–1914.

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