Ice cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison / photograph by Frank Hurley

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Note: the image was mistitled from a previous low res image. The penguin chick is moulting or losing juvenile feathers


Format: Glass negative


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


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Taken circa 1912