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George Rayner, Biologist & Photographer
Image: Beasochea Bay, Antarctica
Source: Museum Victoria
George W. Rayner was a British photographer and biologist based at the research station at Grytviken in the Falkland Islands from around 1928 to 1939.
In 1929 the Australian explorer Hubert Wilkins and American publisher William Randolph Hearst organised an expedition to Antarctica. The Discovery Committee of the British Colonial Office agreed to assist this expedition with its research vessel the William Scoresby. As a result Rayner accompanied Hubert Wilkins as a photographer on this expedition.
During the next decade he took part in a number of other sub-Antarctic voyages as a member of the scientific staff of the Discovery II research vessel. The primary focus of his research was whales, helping to establish the seasonal migration patterns of whales. During this period, Rayner was also an avid photographer of his sub-Antarctic environment.
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Pair of multi-coloured hand-knitted socks. Worn by British biologist and photographer George Rayner in Antarctica between 1927 and 1939. This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of ...From: Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Images: 1
Pair of brown, rubber fleece-lined calf lined boots. Reinforced toes, double slide fastners at front, lace-up at back, zips at front. Four pairs of eyelets. Used by George Rayner in Ant ...Images: 2
Pair of 1936 pattern black leather fleecy-lined flying boots. Used by George Rayner in Antarctica. Made by Bedggood Shoes Pty Ltd, Melbourne. This is part of Museum Victoria's collecti ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 1