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Correspondence of Douglas Mawson, 29 September - 16 October 1911, no date - from Mrs Hurley

22 Lodge St Forest Lodge Sydney, 6th October, 1911. Dr. Mawson, South Antarctic Expedition, University, Adelaide, S.A. Dear Sir, I hear that my son, Mr J.F. Hurley, has applied for the position of Cinematographer and General Photographer to your Expedition. Now I tell you this is not in fairness to himself, as he has an internal complaint, and 1 am certain he is not strong enough for the position. He has never roughed it in any way during his life, and has lung trouble so bad that I do not think he would come back if he started, and in justice to myself I think you should put him right out of your mind. In conclusion, I want to ask you a favour, and that is, do not mention to my son that I have written you, and you will greatly oblige, Yours truly, (Mrs) M.A Hurley

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