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412508
  • Title
    With the "Kista Dan"
  • Call number
    PXE 731/1831-1865
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1950s
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    412508
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 35 silver gelatin photoprints - 21 x 26 cm. or smaller
  • Scope and Content
    ANARE expedition at Mawson, including images of the "Kista Dan". Also includes shots of Little America III base and photos taken of Antarctica from the ship "USS Burton Island"
    1831. Polar ship M.V. Kista Dan jammed in pressure ice and listing heavily. Anchor cables in foreground paid out to lighten ship
    1832. Kista Dan photographed late at night when the sun is very low in the sky
    1833. Aluminium works hut erected at the Mawson Station in 1954
    1834. Kista Dan unloading at Mawson
    1835. Kista Dan in vicinity of Mawson, Antarctica, surrounded by Adelie Penguins
    1836. Kista Dan and Adelie Penguins, Antarctica
    1837. Hauling a seal aboard the "Wyatt Earp"
    1838. Kista Dan in Mawson Harbour
    1839. Stores transported from ship across thin sea-ice to Mawson Station by Weasel and Sledge
    1840. One of the two Auster Aircraft with the ANARE at Mawson, Antarctica, fitted with skis
    1841. Uploading stores from Kista Dan onto thin sea-ice at Mawson, Antarctica
    1842. Tractor and Fork-lift greatly assists landing and building operations at Mawson, Antarctica
    1843. Landing stores at ANARE Station site. Mawson, Antarctica
    1844. Tractor using fork-lift to unload sledge at Mawson
    1845. Men with caravans safely ashore on the rocky terrain near Mawson, Antarcctica
    1846. Geophysicist Jim Brooks with theodolite. MacRobertson Land
    1847. Iceberg showing signs of decomposition, Antarctica
    1848. Iceberg. Antarctica
    1849. One of the two Auster Aircraft used by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions at Mawson
    1850. Icebergs
    1851. [Dog and plane in] blizzard
    1852. ANARE Station being built at Mawson, MacRobertson Land, on solid rock
    1853. ANARE personnel operating power drill to form foundations for huts. Mawson, Antarctica
    1854. Landing drums of fuel oil at Mawson, Antarctica
    1855. Flag raising ceremony at Mawson, 1954. Philip Law, Leader of the Expedition at left
    1856. Mt. Erebus as seen from the USS Burton Island. Cape Byrd in left foreground (28 Jan 1948)
    1857. Mt. Erebus on Ross Island. McMurdo Sound (20 Feb 1947)
    1858. Aerial view of Little America III base after evacuation (Feb 4 1948)
    1859. Summer at midnight
    1860. Winter at Mid-day
    1861. Kista Dan, carrying the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions to Mawson, Antarctica, breaks its way through heavy pack ice
    1862. Mt Erebus as seen from the USS Burton Island. Cape Byrd in left foreground (28 Jan 1948)
    1863. View of pressure ice field
    1864. Aerial view showing the pressure ridges caused by the east and west banks of shelf ice shifting positions in the Bay of Whales area (31 Jan 1948)
    1865. Setting up survey gear at West Base, Little America (31 Jan 1948)
  • System of arrangement
    By numbering sequence on reverse
  • General note

    1 image missing from original set of 36 (Accompanying envelope)
    Section of top right border cut away (1859)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 866561
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled from accompanying envelope
    "N.S.W. Education Department Visual Education Centre Library" -- stamped on reverse
    "Department of External Affairs Antarctic Division ANARE photo" -- stamped on reverse of most images
    "Official United States Navy photograph" -- stamped on reverse (1856-58, 1862-1865)
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