Lantern slide of a sea elephant. The caption, 'Southward Ho with Mawson', was also the theme name for Frank Hurley's movie on BANZARE, which was released after the 1st BANZARE Voyage and was not considered a commercial success.

One of 328 images in various formats including artworks, photographs, glass negatives and lantern slides.

Description of Content

Composite photo of a roaring Bull Sea Elephant leaning towards a nesting bird. The roaring sound emitted by the Bull Sea Elephant is through his large proboscis (nose). Below the image is a caption which reads 'Southward Ho! with Mawson'. This was also the name for Frank Hurley's movie released after this voyage, but it was not considered a commercial success. Some of this film was reworked by Frank Hurley for his next Antarctic film 'Siege of the South' which was released to mainstream movie-goers after Voyage 2 of 1930-1931. The film premiered at Brisbane's Majestic Theatre in October, 1931, with Frank Hurley introducing the program. Screen Australia states that the 'Siege of the South' is a great achievement in Antarctic actuality filmmaking'. Frank Hurley took many risks for his reality photographs and film making, such as being strapped to the ship and hanging over the Discovery's side or even diving into an icy sea. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 1.

Physical Description

Standard format lantern slide, consisting of two glass sheets each 3.25 x 3.25 ins (83 x 83mm), one pane bearing a positive transparent image and the other pane protecting the image. Sealed with paper binding strips around the four edges of the lantern slide and internally framed with a black cut-out window mask.

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