James Francis [Frank] Hurley (1885-1962)
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James Francis [Frank] Hurley (1885-1962)

BANZARE, 1929-1931

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James Francis [Frank] Hurley (1885-1962)
BANZARE, 1929-1931
A photograph album comprising 65 photographs mounted on 57 black card leaves (one photograph detached from damaged lower cover, corner damaged with loss), the majority captioned in white below the images, the images comprising "The Commander's Cabin"; "The Ship's Crew and Officers on arrival at Cape Town"; "Nearing Australia, March 1930. Members of Scientific Staff"; "Sir Douglas Mawson, The 'Dux'."; " Seaman Martin and his famous cat, The Ship's Mascot."; "Becalmed"; [Discovery -- two studies]; "Hurley in the Crow's Nest" and [Discovery]; "Loading Stores at Cape Town" and "At the Wharf -- Cape Town"; "Lunching on the shore American Bay -- Crozet Island"; "American Bay -- Crozet Il's"; " Crozet Shores"; " Possession Island. Crozets" and "Possession Island -- Crozets"; "Tightly held in Pack on the Circle"; "Discovery at Port Jeanne d'Arc, Kerguelen."; "Abandoned Whaling Station. Port Jeanne D'Arc" and "Royal Sound. -- Kerguelan Island"; "A Bye-way off Royal Sound -- Kerguelen I'd."; "Kerguelen Cabbages Kerguelen"; "Ceremony of taking possession of MacRobertson Land, Enderby Land and Kemp Land."; "Typical Vegetation of Kerguelen Island, where not destroyed by rabbits"; "On the shores of Bras-de-Bossiere Kerguelen Island"; "A Corner of Long Island -- Royal Sound Kerguelen"; "Ruins of the 'Transit of Venus' Exoedition Hut Observatory Bay -- Royal Sound."; "Mt Ross (7,000 ft) -- Kerguelen Island"; "Black-capped tern on Nest"; "Black Browed Alabtros"; "Albatros with Emergency brakes on."; "Gramophone Concert -- After Dinner"; " Cast-away Silor's Hut at Heard Island"; "Azuella Cushions -- Heard Island"; "Atlas Cove -- Heard Island"; "Remarkable Monolith 500 feet high Heard Island"; "Traversing Pack-Ice Stream Waters" (two); "Traversing Pack-Ice." (two); "Berg partly black owing to dirt & stones contained in it"; "Tabular Antarctic Berg"; "Berg"; "Cathedral Berg"; "Xmas 1929 at Antarctic Circle"; "Meeting the 'Norvegia'"; "Sweet-hearts and Wives"; "The Galley"; "The Aeroplane"; "Adelie Penguins on Antarctic Shores"; "Air View over Pack West of MacRobertson Land"; "Proclamation Island, from the air"; [Discovery from the Bowsprit]; "Proclamation Island" and "off MacRobertson Land"; "Swinging out the 'Plane off MacRobertson Land"; "Life off Antarctic Shores"; "The Most Northerly Point of Enderby Land"; "Members of Scientific Staff"; "Homeward Bound" (two); "The Discovery"; and "Members of the Scientific Staff [on 'Discovery']
gelatin silver prints
7½ x 9¾in. (19.1 x 24.6cm.) and similar
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Provenance:
Presented to Sir Macpherson Robertson by Sir Douglas Mawson in recognition of his financial support for the expedition, and thence by descent to the present owner.

Lot Essay

A fine album recording Mawson's BANZ Antarctic Research Expedition. Sir Douglas Mawson organised and led the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) during the summers of 1929-31 to explore the region of Antarctica directly south of Australia. The expedition had political intent as Mawson was concerned with national claims being made on Antarctic territory, in particular the French claim on a slice of land directly south of Australia. Mawson urged Australia to assert its rights and an official expedition was organised to protect commonwealth interests in the Australian quadrant. Ostensibly a scientific expedition, it was in effect a grab for territory: MacRobertson Land and Princess Elizabeth Land were discovered and later became Australian Antarctic Territory.

Hurley, who had been with Mawson on AAE, 1911-13 accompanied the expedition as photographer and cinematographer.

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