Black and white glass negative of two photographs, the Gipsy Moth VH-ULD & 'Southward Ho! With Mawson', Antarctica.

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Two photographs. The top photograph is of the de Havilland DH 60G Gipsy Moth seaplane VH-ULD on the aeroplane hoist on the Discovery. The two RAAF Pilots with BANZARE are standing on the plane. Pilot Officer Eric Douglas on the left and Flying Officer Stuart Campbell on the right. This was at the completion of the historic flight of 31st December, 1929. Mac-Robertson land was sighted for the first time on this flight. The bottom photograph is a 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. Photographs taken on the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 1.

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Glass plate with negative image printed on surface

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