Lantern slide of Adelie penguins, Antarctica.

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

Description of Content

Four Adelie penguins standing on a rock at Cape Denison, Adelie Land or King George V Land. Initially Sir Douglas Mawson referred to this area as Adelie Land and when boundaries were defined it was in King George V Land. Eric Douglas said 'On our port bow is Cape Denison, a rocky outcrop extending half a mile or so seawards. The old huts are situated between two rocky rises and on the nearest rise can be seen the Cross erected by Sir Douglas in 1914 in memory of Lieutenant Ninnis and Dr Mertz who lost their lives while on a sledging trip'. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 2.

Physical Description

Lantern slide is black and white photographic transparency printed on a glass plate. The image is protected with a cover glass of the same size. Paper is inserted in between the two pieces of glass and the whole slide is bound together with black paper tape

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