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  • Title
    Series 02: Slides of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917, including expedition members, general views and the Endurance
  • Call number
    SLIDES 22
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1914-1917
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423712
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 12 x 17cm. or smaller - many slides cracked - 138 lantern slides, some hand-col.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Penguins reflected in a pool, S[outh] Georgia
    2. A penguin rookery?
    3. Endurance
    4. Shackleton's boats being hauled across the ice to Graham Land after the crushing of the Endurance?
    5. Relief of the party on Elephant Island by Chilean tug Yelcho
    6. [Worsley and Shackleton on hull of the crushed Endurance]
    7-8. [Crushed] Endurance
    9. Chilean tug Yelcho arriving off Elephant when the men were at last got off
    10-11. The sailing of Shackleton's James Caird from Elephant Island to South Georgia to get relief for the marooned party
    12. [On the bow of the Endurance]
    13. [Dogs and the crushed Endurance (duplicate of 184)]
    14. [From rigging]
    15. Shackelton's party at dinner
    16-18. Endurance still intact but gripped fast in ice of Weddell Sea
    19. Members of the Endurance party living down below after their ship had become frozen in the Weddell Sea
    20. Deck scene on Endurance
    21. Igloos built for dogs alongside the frozen Endurance
    22. The escaping of Shackleton's boats from the ice of the Weddell Sea / [photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    23. How Shackleton's boats were hauled up on to the floes at night during the escape from the Weddell Sea / [photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    24. Tom Crean with puppies, Weddell Sea
    25. The photographer in the early days of Antarctic exploration, with his ponderous apparatus
    26. Life on the ice of the Weddell Sea after the Endurance was abandoned?
    27. [Shackleton & Hurley outside hut]
    28. Life on the ice of the Weddell Sea after the Endurance was abandoned?
    29-31. Sledge dogs of Endurance on the ice and in igloos after the ship had been frozen in
    32-33. Departure of James Caird (Shackleton) from Elephant Island
    34. Caird Coast, Weddell Sea, photo by Frank Hurley?
    35. Ice flowers in Weddell Sea
    36. Typical South Georgia glacier (probably by Frank Hurley)
    37. David Mawson? [and 2 unidentified men] at South Magnetic Pole
    38. Shackleton with beard off, after returning to base camp from his great southern Polar journey
    39. Attempt (which failed) to haul Endurance lifeboats over the ice to Graham Land
    40. Endurance frozen in Weddell Sea
    41. Rough surfaced very heavy pack ice with Endurance in background
    42-43. Bow of the frozen-in Endurance
    44. Encampment on Weddell Sea ice after abandoning Endurance. Worsley, perched very high, is seen taking sights
    45. Shackleton's Weddell Sea party landing on Elephant Island
    46. Landing of Weddell Sea party on Elephant Island and having their first hot drink
    47. Shackleton and Frank Wild on Elephant Island?
    48. Elephant Island party waving goodbye to James Caird carrying Shackleton, Worsley, Crean, McNeish [also spelt McNish] and another [unidentified man] off to get help
    49. On Elephant Island, taken from a cave in a coastal glacier cliff?
    50. Departure of James Caird from Elephant Island
    51. One of the at least 4 vessels that tried to reach the marooned party on Elephant Island under Frank Wild. She is a yacht (was she Emma?)
    52-54. The yacht Emma, used by Shackleton to get off the Elephant Island party
    55. Scene on Elephant Island, after the releasing of the marooned men by Chilean tug Yelcho
    56.[Relieving of marooned men by Chilean tug Yelcho]
    57. Yelcho, which finally got off the men from Elephant Island
    58. Yelcho carrying Shackleton's men from Elephant Island, entering Punta Arenas
    59. Elephant Island party landed at Punta Arenas. Shackleton and Frank Wild can be seen in the van
    60. Yelcho, carrying marooned Elephant Island party, entering Punta Arenas
    61. Crowd at Punta Arenas when Elephant I[sland] party came ashore. Wild and S[hackleton] in front
    62. Crowd at Punta Arenas when marooned Elephant Island party were finally brought home
    63. Elephant Island party outside some building in Punta Arenas
    64. Sketch map by Worsley of landing place at South Georgia after great boat journey from Elephant Island
    115. Cape pigeons at South Georgia
    116. Inland South Georgia scenery
    117. South Georgia fjiord
    118. Valparaiso
    119. Tom Crean
    120. Major Shackleton before taking part in N.Russia campaign in 1919
    121. F.A. Worsley, probably taken when he was commanding a P Boat or Q Boat during First World War
    122. [Unidentified]
    123. [Men on deck of Endurance]
    124. [Iceberg]
    125. [Playing football]
    126. [Ice-pressure approaching the ship: The Endurance at midwinter]
    127. [Endurance]
    128. [Island (S. Georgia?)]
    129. [On ice / photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    130. [Unidentified landscape]
    131. [Iceberg]
    132. [Clearing Ice from deck]
    133. [A view of Elephant Island, taken from the "spit" at the waterline]
    134-135. [Unidentified landscape]
    136. [Crean & Cheatham?]
    137. [Endurance in ice]
    138-139. [Group portraits]
    140. [James Caird at sea / photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    141. [Endurance in the ice - Jan. 1915]
    142. [Ice flowers]
    143. [Endurance in the ice]
    144. [The way to the lead (a line of ice mounds were thrown up, linked with light rope to serve as a guidance during blizzards)]
    145. [Men around lantern in Endurance]
    146. [Unusual iceberg]
    147. [Hurley? in rigging of Endurance]
    148. [Weighing dogs near icefast Endurance]
    149-152. [Endurance caught in ice]
    153. [Ocean or Patience camp]
    154. [Camped on ice floes / photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    155. [Camped under boat (Elephant Island) / photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    156. [Sailing in ice / photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    157. [Pressure ridge]
    158. [Arrival at Elephant Island]
    159. [Feeding dogs at dogloos]
    160. [Elephant Island ]
    161. [On the Endurance]
    163. [Men on Elephant Island]
    164. [Ocean or Patience camp]
    164.(b) [Lifeboats]
    165. [Endurance in ice]
    165.(b) [Ocean or Patience camp?]
    166. [Ocean or Patience camp]
    167. [On ice / photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    168. [Arriving at Elephant Island]
    169. [James Caird leaving Elephant Island]
    170. [Rescue - Yelcho on horizon]
    171. [Repairs to lifeboats]
    172. [Launching James Caird]
    173. [Meal on arrival at Elephant Island]
    174. [James Caird at sea / photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    175. [On ice floe / photographic copy of original painting by George Marston]
    176. [Endurance caught in ice]
    177. [Endurance in ice in full sail]
    178. [Kennels around the Endurance]
    181. [Ocean or Patience camp. Endurance in background]
    182. [Worsley takes a sight from the observation platform, built by the sailors at Ocean Camp on November 9, 1915]
    183. [Shackleton and Hurley in front of hut]
    184. [Dogs and the crushed Endurance (duplicate of 13)]
    185-6. [Crushed Endurance]
    187. [Plain of ice]
    188. [Men and dogs on small ice hillock]
    189. [Bow & stern of Endurance in pack - taken from rigging]
  • System of arrangement
    Original numbering preserved, including a gap from nos.65-114; 2 slides are numbered 164; 2 slides are numbered 165; there are no slides allocated to nos.162,179-180
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955 (photographs)
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955 (photographic copies of original paintings)
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Most slides captioned by J.W.S Marr, and would have been used by him as lecture slides when giving public presentations about the expedition
    Additional reference sources used for identification:
    The Endurance: Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition / Caroline Alexander. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1998
    South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic expedition 1914-1917. Viking: Victoria, 2001
    Includes 10 slides of original paintings by George Marston (22,23,129,140,154,155,156,167,174,175). Original paintings were destroyed by fire, according to the caption on 22
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823977
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