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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:were noticed some like huge clam shells others like ocean rollers but the majority closely appeared as schools of porpoises white porpoises or dolphins, all the results of wind action & carving. I greatly regretted not having an efficient Stereoscope camera to record the magnificent sight. Temp – 19th December 1912 12.30 A.M. I take back all the evil I thought of the terrific blizzard & the harsh treatment dealt out to us by our previous bad weather, for I really think Antarctica is doing its best for us. Today was heavenly. Perfectly calm and cloudless.