Photograph - Survey Work, The Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE), Antarctica, circa 1950 - 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 123547

Black and white image of an ANARE team member undertaking survey work.

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.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print on card.
Description Of Content:
An ANARE group member undertaking survey work, he is holding a weather balloon, Antarctica, circa 1950 - 1960.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law, 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 495 mm (Height), 378 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: antarctic expeditions, antarctic research, antarctic exploration, surveying, 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: expeditions
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on the surface of the photograph; 'A.N.A.R.E. PHOTO BY GEORGE LOWE'
Stamped in black ink on the back of the photograph; 'Department of External Affairs / ANTARCTIC DIVISION / Photograph Number....[Hand written in grey pencil; '4837'] / 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 / GEORGE LOWE'
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Australian Antarctic Territory, Antarctica, 1950 - 1960
Organiser of Expedition: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), Australian Antarctic Territory, Antarctica, 1950 - 1960
Photographer: Mr George Lowe, Australian Antarctic Territory, Antarctica, 1950-1960

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