Photograph - by George Rayner, Antarctica, circa 1920s Image Reg. No: ST 041535

Photograph taken during a series of scientific expeditions undertaken in the waters off Antarctica, during the late 1920s and 1930s. Probably taken by George W. Rayner, who was employed as a biologist on the expeditions.

'MacKenzie Sea' was the name originally given to Mackenzie Bay at the western end of the Amery Ice Shelf, about 32 kilometres northeast of Foley Peninsula, Antarctica. The feature was first sighted on 10 February 1931 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) of 1929-31, led by Douglas Mawson and an airplane flight was made to sketch its limits. The feature was named after Captain K.N. MacKenzie, master of the expedition's ship RRS Discovery. Since its discovery the embayment has been drastically reduced in size by breakout of a large part of the Amery Ice Shelf.
Description Of Content:
Depicts a man standing against ice encrusted ships' deck railings. Mackenzie Sea, off Amery Ice Shelf, MacRobertson Land, Antarctica.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs E. Rayner, 1984
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 5.8 cm (Height), 8.4 cm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: antarctic exploration, antarctic research, antarctica, expeditions, ships
Themes this item is part of: George Rayner, Biologist & Photographer, Antarctica Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: shipboard life
Inscriptions: Photograph inscribed on back: 'MACKENZIE SEA'
People Depicted: Rayner, George
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place Depicted: Antarctica
Creator: Mr George Rayner, 1927-1939

Biologist with the SS Discovery on investigations in the waters of the Falkland Islands Dependencies. Research included hydrographic surveying and whale marking.

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