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"One Hundred Years of Australian Antarctic Photography"
2002-07-01 until 2002-09-30
South Australian Museum
Adelaide, SA, AU Australia

Witness the incredible beauty of this vast continent through the eyes of the intrepid Australian Photographers who have given us these haunting and icy images. From the early days of glass lantern slides and cumbersome cameras, to the beauty of contemporary Antarctic panoramas this photographic display is a must see show.

The South Australian Museum has a fantastic collection of artefacts from the renowned South Australian explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. In addition a number of the photographs and artefacts in this exhibition come from the University of Adelaide's Mawson Antarctic Collection.

Two of the expeditions of Mawson are portrayed in this show through the work of one of Australian greatest photographers, Frank Hurley. Another highlight is the images captured of the doomed Shackleton's Endurance Expedition - the haunted faces of the men who waited many months to be rescued are dramatic images of desperation.

....that sweep of savage splendour ....shows the reality of life in the harsh Antarctic environment - it depicts the beauty , the drama and the isolation of this magnificent continent. The exhibition which is showing at the SA Museum until 30 September is a truly stunning collection of photographs and a must see by everyone!

IMAGE:
Frank Hurley
photo, c. 1916,
Royal Geographic Society


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