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Photograph - Macquarie Island Station, The Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE), Macquarie Island, 1953 Image Reg. No: MM 123546

Summary:
Black and white image depicting the ANARE Station at Macquarie Island.

It is one of a set of 12 black and white photographs of the Antarctic taken mostly in the 1950s and 1960s showing images of icebergs, birds, people, landscapes, transport and the establishment of station camps. The images were taken by Phillip Law and others during expeditions to the Antarctic as part of the ANARE programs.

Following World War Two Australian interest in the Antarctic was revived. This saw the creation of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1947 and the Antarctic Division in 1948 to administer ANARE and other Australian Antarctic activities. These two programs were managed by key figures in Australian Antarctic history including Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Phillip Law.

Dr Phillip Garth Law - known as 'Mr Antarctica' - joined ANARE in 1947 and led Australia's Antarctic exploration for nearly twenty years. He was instrumental in the development of the Antarctic Division and the ANARE and led many Antarctic expeditions.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print on card.
Description Of Content:
A scenic view of buildings at the ANARE Station on Macquarie Island, 1953.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law, 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 378 mm (Height), 498 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: antarctic expeditions, antarctic research, antarctic exploration, surveying, accommodation, antarctica, surveying instruments
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: accommodation
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on the surface of the photograph; 'A.N.A.R.E. PHOTO BY R.H. WILKINSON'
Stamped in black ink on the back of the photograph; 'Department of External Affairs / ANTARCTIC DIVISION / Photograph Number....[Hand written in black ink; '6586'] / Title.... / Not to be reproduced without the / authority of the Antarctic Division.'
Stamped in black ink on the back of the photograph; 'ANARE PHOTO'
Hand written in black ink under the 'ANARE PHOTO' stamp; 'BY / R.H. WILKINSON'
Typed on white paper and adhered to the back of the photograph with tape; '6586 - The Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition's / station at Macquarie Island. / This station has functioned continuously since 1948. . In winter it is partially covered with snow. / ANARE PHOTO by R.H. WILKINSON. 1953. MI/3.'
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia, 1953
Organiser of Expedition: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia, 1953
Photographer: Mr R. Wilkinson, Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia, 1953

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