The National Library Magazine

Our quarterly magazine
September 2010

The National Library Magazine coverOn the cover:

Recognised as a pioneer in the field of Polar photography, Frank Hurley shaped the public image of Antarctica. Over a 20-year period, he spent four years in the Antarctic region during the Douglas Mawson and Ernest Shackleton expeditions in 1911–1914 and 1914–1917. Throughout his journeys, Hurley kept diaries, in which he recorded his experiences and the achievements of the expeditions, as well as observations on the beauty of the landscape. Hurley described himself as a storyteller, weaving his photographs into narrative form. Read more about his story.



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