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Series 01: Frank Hurley sledging diary, 10 Nov. 1912 - 10 Jan. 1913, kept while a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, together with an edited typescript transcript10 Nov. 1912 - 10 Jan. 1913
Transcript:ready I had a few spare moments, & laid down inside our tent. It was hard to imagine we were 250 miles on the plateau with nearly 250 miles of ice separating us from the hut. The tent There was not even enough wind to stir the tent & although zero, was warm. I thought it seemed as if camped in the Australian bush & was only brought back to Antarctica by the vigorous boiling of the cooker. At lunch we were all merry & sang old favourite ditties. What a contrast to our usual conditions. Our bags were airing while we lunched & on repacking we found them nearly dry in a much more satisfactory state. After lunch we made another 3 miles & although -3 we perspired freely & commented on the hot weather. We made Another 5½ miles was covered, the temperature still falling & when -15 that is