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The Official Film of the Mawson Antarctic Expedition (c.1916)

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The expanse of icebergs and ocean surrounding Antarctica are revealed behind the halyards of Sir Douglas Mawson’s ship, Aurora, during his 1911–1914 expedition.

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A strong sense of composition and design is evident in this short clip. The camera pans to reveal the sheer expanse and magnitude of the environment which surrounds Mawson’s ship.

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