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41153
  • Title
    Series 1: Photographs of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
  • Call number
    ON 144
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1911-1914
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    41153
  • Physical Description
    approximately 2100 negatives - glass plate, colour, black and white
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    In 1911 a group of scientists and adventurers left Hobart under the leadership of Dr Douglas Mawson. They were bound for Macquarie Island and the then unknown parts of Antarctica. The scientists of the expedition produced information that later made an major contribution to knowledge of the region. The exploration of new lands established precedence to claims, formalised in 1936 as the Australian Antarctic Territory.
  • Collection history
    Between 1959 and 1960 the photographic negatives of the Expedition were transferred from the New South Wales Government Printer to the then Public Library of New South Wales. However, some black and white negatives and the colour autochromes taken on the Expedition were not received by the Library. These are located in the Mawson Antarctic Collection in South Australia.
  • Scope and Content
    FILE 1
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, panoramic film negatives (ON 144/FP1-FP8).

    FILE 2
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, whole plate format negatives (ON 144/W1-W189).

    FILE 3
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, half plate format negatives (ON 144/H1-H71).

    FILE 4
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, half-plate format negatives (ON 144/H1-H724).

    FILE 5
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, quarter plate format negatives (ON 144/Q1-Q32).

    FILE 6
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, quarter-plate format negatives (ON 144/Q1-Q845).

    FILE 7
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, 5 x 4 in. or continental size negatives (ON 144/C1-C333).

    FILE 8
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, post card size negatives (ON 144/P1-P274).

    FILE 9
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, half-plate, stereoscopic negatives (ON 144/H1-H100).

    FILE 10
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, postcard size, stereoscopic negatives (ON 144/P1-P51).

    FILE 11
    Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, undetermined
  • System of arrangement
    System of arrangement devised by cataloguer, arranged by format and colour.
  • Source
    Presented by the New South Wales Government Printer, 1959-1960 Pic.Acc.466
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Although James Francis (Frank) Hurley was the official photographer to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, other members of the expedition also took photographs.
    Captions are based on the original listing made by Mawson circa 1914 of glass plate and nitrate negatives taken on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (see ON 144 Preliminary Contents Listing), showing they are the product of at least 20 individuals. (Blake, Coombe, Correll, Davis, Gillies, Gray, Hamilton, Hoadley, Hunter, Hurley, Laseron, McGrath, McLean, Mawson, Mertz, Moyes, Primmer, Sandell, Sawyer and Wild.) -- Curator's notes, Mitchell Library, 2002
    Images copied from glass and nitrate negatives.
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