Black and white image of two ANARE team members checking or loading a sled being pulled by a Weasel oversnow vehicle in Antarctica. The Weasel was the first mechanical oversnow vehicle to be used by ANARE in Antarctica.

It is one of a set of 12 black and white photographs of the Antarctic taken mostly in the 1950s and 1960s showing images of icebergs, birds, people, landscapes, transport and the establishment of station camps. The images were taken by Phillip Law and others during expeditions to the Antarctic as part of the ANARE programs.

Following World War Two Australian interest in the Antarctic was revived. This saw the creation of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1947 and the Antarctic Division in 1948 to administer ANARE and other Australian Antarctic activities. These two programs were managed by key figures in Australian Antarctic history including Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Phillip Law.

Dr Phillip Garth Law - known as 'Mr Antarctica' - joined ANARE in 1947 and led Australia's Antarctic exploration for nearly twenty years. He was instrumental in the development of the Antarctic Division and the ANARE and led many Antarctic expeditions.

Description of Content

A Weasel (a mechanical oversnow vehicle) pulling two sleds, there are two men either side of one of the sleds, Antarctica, circa 1950 - 1960.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photographic print on card.

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