Summary

Monochrome lantern slide the proclamation flag raising on Proclamation Island, Antarctica.

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

Description of Content

Sir Douglas Mawson and some of the 'Scientific party' at Proclamation Island where they carried out a Proclamation ceremony and flag raising of the British Flag. This photo was taken after the reading of a Proclamation by Sir Douglas Mawson on the summit of this 'new' Island on 13th January, 1930. RAAF pilots Eric Douglas and Stuart Campbell were not present as they were working on the Gipsy Moth VH-ULD. Eric Douglas' Log of 13th January, 1930 '9AM. A party left in the motor boat (ten of them) their main job being to hoist the flag. At 12 noon we saw them on top of this rock and observed the flag was hoisted. Stu and I spent the morning working on our machine The party returned at 3PM with specimens of rock, penguins, birds etc'. 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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