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The Diaries of Frank Hurley, 1912-1941

The Diaries of Frank Hurley, 1912-1941

  • Author: Frank Hurley
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 0857287745
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 259
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This is the first illustrated edition of the diaries kept by Australian-born photographer and film maker Frank Hurley about his work on the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions, his two expeditions to Papua in the 1920s, and his experiences during the First and Second World Wars. While Hurley is best known today as a photographer and film maker, there is another source, so far little known to the public, which also gives us a startling sense of the presence of the past – his voluminous manuscript diaries, which have survived years of world travel and are now carefully preserved in the archives of the National Library of Australia in Canberra and the Mitchell Library in Sydney. This illustrated edition of his diaries presents Frank Hurley in his own words, explores his testimony to these significant events, and reviews the part he played in imagining them for an international public.

Flaws in the Ice

Flaws in the Ice

In Search of Douglas Mawson

  • Author: David Day
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493016261
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Douglas Mawson was determined to make his mark on Antarctica as no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century. Flaws in the Ice is the untold true story of Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, mistakenly hailed for a century as a courageous survival story from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Prize-winning historian David Day takes off on a five-week odyssey in search of the real Douglas Mawson, famed colleague and contemporary of Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott. Beginning his book on board an expedition ship bound for the Antarctic, Dr. Day asks the difficult questions that have hitherto lain buried about Mawson —, his leadership of the ill-fated Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–14, his conduct during the trek that led to the death of his two companions, and his intimate relationship with Scott’s widow. The author also explores the ways in which Mawson subsequently concealed his failures and deficiencies as an explorer, and created for himself a heroic image that has persisted for a century. To bolster his career and dig himself out of debt, Mawson would have to return from Antarctica with a stirring story of achievement calculated to capture public attention. South Pole expeditions, by-among others--Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen--were going on at same time With Amundsen having reached the South Pole-- and Scott having died on his return--Mawson would be forgotten if he did not return with an exciting story of achievement and adversity overcome. Mawson obliged, though the truth was something entirely different. For many decades, there has been only one published first-hand account of the expedition —Mawson’s. Only now have alternative accounts become publicly available. The most important of these is the long-suppressed diary of Mawson’s deputy, Cecil Madigan, who is scathing in his criticisms of Mawson’s abilities, achievements, and character that he instructed that his diary was not to be published until the last of Mawson’s children had died. At the same time, other accounts have appeared from leading members of the expedition that also challenge Mawson’s official story. While most historians ascribe the deaths of the two men to bad luck, the author’s re-examination of the existing evidence, and a reading of the new evidence, reveals that the deaths of two men on the expedition were caused by Mawson’s relative inexperience, overweening ambition, and poor decision-making. In fact, there’s some suggestion that Mawson was consciously responsible for one’s starvation so that Mawson himself could survive on the limited food rations. After the death of his companions, Mawson’s bungling of his return to the ship forced a team to remain for another full year during which he recovered his strength and began to craft an image of himself as a courageous and resourceful polar explorer. The British Empire needed heroes, and Mawson was determined to provide it with one. In this compelling and revealing new book, David Day draws upon all this new evidence, as well as on the vast research he undertook for his international history ofAntarctica, and on his own experience of sailing to the Antarctic coastline where Mawson’s reputation was first created. Flaws in the Ice will change perceptions of Douglas Mawson—one of the icons of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration— forever.

Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750–1920

Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750–1920

  • Author: Ben Maddison
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317319419
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Between 1750 and 1920 over 15,000 people visited Antarctica. Despite such a large number the historiography has ignored all but a few celebrated explorers. Maddison presents a study of Antarctic exploration, telling the story of these forgotten facilitators, he argues that Antarctic exploration can be seen as an offshoot of European colonialism.

From Snowdrift to Shellfire

From Snowdrift to Shellfire

Capt. James Francis (Frank) Hurley, 1885-1962

  • Author: David Pierre Millar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Photographers
  • Page: 160
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South-Pacific Journal of Mission Studies

South-Pacific Journal of Mission Studies

  • Author: South Pacific Association of Mission Studies
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christianity
  • Page: N.A
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An American Anthropologist in Melanesia: Field diaries

An American Anthropologist in Melanesia: Field diaries

  • Author: Albert Buell Lewis
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 632
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Anthropologist Albert Buell Lewis spent four years travelling through the former colonies of Melanesia. The field diaries that he maintained during this period reveal the story of how Lewis overcame extraordinary difficulties to assemble the collection of artifacts now preserved in Chicago's Field Museum.

Reluctant Mission

Reluctant Mission

The Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea, 1891-1942

  • Author: David Wetherell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anglican Communion
  • Page: 430
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The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia

The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia

  • Author: Peter Pierce
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 501
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While the European, English, and American literary traditions are justly celebrated, Australia's literary landscape has long been neglected. This richly illustrated book puts Australia in its place on the literary map, discussing writers past and present in all genres of popular and serious fiction and nonfiction; notable publishers and booksellers; literary gathering places; artists who wrote or whose work influenced writing; and patrons of literature.

Asia and Oceania

Asia and Oceania

A Guide to Archival and Manuscript Sources in the United States

  • Author: Godfrey Raymond Nunn,Alberta Joy Freidus,Walter Pierson,University of Hawaii at Manoa. Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780720117646
  • Category: Archival resources
  • Page: 2456
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Dulwich College

Dulwich College

A History, 1616-2008

  • Author: Jan Piggott,Graham Able,Allan Ronald,Terry Walsh
  • Publisher: Dulwick College
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 395
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