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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 transcript 10 Nov. 1912 - 10 Jan. 1913

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.

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Call Number:
MLMSS 389 / 1
Published date:
10 Nov. 1912 - 10 Jan. 1913