The Air-tractor / photographed by Frank Hurley

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    Format: 1 photonegative - Half plate

    Notes: First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

    Frank Hurley visited the Antarctic six times between 1911 and 1932. For more information and pictures, visit Discover Collections: Hurley's Antarctica on the State Library of NSW's website:

    From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

    Information about photographic collections of the State Library of New South Wales

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    1. Peggy Archer 76 months ago | reply

      Was this taken by the same Frank Hurley who was on the Endurance?

    2. Frauflick 75 months ago | reply

      Yes. He was Shackleton's photographer (and I seem to remember reading a quote somewhere about Shackleton deserving Hurley the way Scott deserved Herbert Ponting... Will have to look for it.)

    3. Pixel Wrangler 73 months ago | reply

      A similar photograph, also from the State Library of New South Wales:

      "Bickerton in the air-tractor"             Photographed by John Hunter

    4. RECUERDOGIJON.BLOGSPOT.COM 73 months ago | reply

      a lo natural del pose de la foto hay qye sumarle la calidad de la foto y el pensar que entonces ser aventurero se escribía con mayúsculas.

    5. Luigi 77 72 months ago | reply

      Que atrevidos!!!

    6. Monado 66 months ago | reply

      It's a box-kite!

    7. Tetley T 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Australian portrait, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Great!

    8. Owen65 42 months ago | reply

      That is another wonderful picture of the air tractor. They make a good pair - one running, the other not, and one still having the original airplane rudder at the back and the other presumably during the period of experimentation with the ice blade rudder system.
      Thanks for sharing this link.

    9. dmitry_spb 40 months ago | reply

      Duglas Mawson HIMSELF besides the plane..

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