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412501
  • Title
    Heard & Macquarie Islands
  • Call number
    PXE 731/1798-1830
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1950s
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    412501
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 33 silver gelatin photoprints - 21 x 26 cm. or smaller
  • Scope and Content
    1798. Returning to Australia, the Wyatt Earp called in at Macquarie Island, where naval LST 3501 had landed a unit of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition for a winter stay
    1799. Expedition member overlooking West Bay and Atlas Cove at Heard Island
    1800. Weather personnel releasing a Radiosonde balloon and transmitter at Heard Island ANARE Station
    1801. [Map of Heard Island]
    1802. Black-browed albatrosses. Heard Island
    1803. Blue-eyed Cormorants line the foreshore of Atlas Cove, Heard Island
    1804. Macaroni Penguins, Heard Island, with 9005ft. Big Ben in background
    1805. Weather observer releasing a radiosonde balloon and transmitter at Heard Island
    1806. Pleurophyllum hookeri: Another genus peculiar to the sub-antarctic islands south of New Zealand. Abundant on the Macquarie Island plateau and coastal bogs
    1807. A young Great Wandering Albatross. Macquarie Island
    1808. Grassy hummocks appear around the ANARE Station at Heard Island at sea level during the short summer
    1809. Azorella covering hillside, Heard Island. Light mantled sooty albatross on nest in middle distance
    1810. Roger's Head, 600 feet high rock pinnacle, rises above section of island's biggest penguin rookery, Macquarie Island
    1811. Group Captain S.A. Campbell (centre) officially opening the first Australian Post Office to be set up in Antarctica. Assistant is L. Macey, Coogee, New South Wales, Chief Radio Operator at Heard Island
    1812. Sea elephants basking on the black volcanic sandy beach at Heard Island
    1813. Sea elephants and royal penguins, Macquarie Island
    1814. Plateau stream, Macquarie Island
    1815. Charles Speedy, cosmic ray physicist and Peter King, radio telegraphist, inspect "Macquarie Island cabbage", a local vegetable
    1816. Looking down on the coastal terrace, covered with tussock grass. Penguin rookeries on the right and near the coast. Macquarie Island
    1817. Tussock grass bog on coastal terrace at Macquarie Island. Elephant seals on beach
    1818. Light mantled sooty albatrosses at Macquarie Island
    1819. Cosmic Ray Physicist, Jim Bishop
    1820. Acaena adscendens: A herbuccous plant common in the coastal areas of Macquarie Island
    1821. Tussock grass with a clump of Macquarie Cabbage in the foreground. Macquarie Island
    1822. Gentoo penguins building nests at Heard Island. Skua in foreground standing by to steal any eggs left unguarded
    1823. Light Mantled Sooty Albatross with chick. Heard Island
    1824. Fulmar Prion. Nests in cliffs on Heard Island
    1825. "Penguin Road" Heard Island. This narrow 'road' was formed by millions of Macaroni Penguins migrating inshore from the sea
    1826. A rookery of Royal Penguins
    1827. Macquarie Island. Aurora Australis (1955)
    1828. Macquarie Island, 1955. Elephant seal bull
    1829. Macquarie Island, 1955. A Gentoo mother with her two chicks in their nest amongst the tussocks
    1830. Macquarie Island, 1955. A wandering albatross and its chick. These birds are very tame and seem to like human company
  • General note

    3 images missing from original set (Accompanying envelope)
    Some images on cardboard mounts 20 x 26 cm.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 866901
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled from accompanying envelope
    "N.S.W. Education Department Visual Education Centre Library" -- stamped on reverse of most images
    "Department of External Affairs Antarctic Division ANARE photo" -- stamped on reverse of most images
    "Dept of the Interior News & Information Bureau" -- stamped on reverse (1808)
    "Aurora Photo Service, 49 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay" -- stamped on reverse (1827-1830)
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