In 1911 a group of scientists and adventurers left Hobart under the leadership of geologist Dr Douglas Mawson (5 May 1882 – 14 October 1958) . They were bound for Macquarie Island and the then unknown parts of Antarctica. The scientists of the expedition produced information that later made a major contribution to knowledge of the region. The exploration of new lands established precedence to claims, formalised in 1936 as the Australian Antarctic Territory. Although James Francis (Frank) Hurley (15 October 1885 – 16 January 1962) was the official photographer to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, other members of the expedition also took photographs.
Via: State Library of New South Wales
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