Frank Hurley colour Paget plates of Ernest Shackleton's 'Endurance' expedition to Antarctica, 1915
These are Frank Hurley's famous early colour photographs of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated 'Endurance' voyage, as part of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Hurley was the official photographer on the expedition.

Early in 1915, their ship 'Endurance' became inexorably trapped in the Antarctic ice. Hurley managed to salvage the photographic plates by diving into mushy ice-water inside the sinking ship in October 1915.

The State Library of New South Wales holds a collection of Frank Hurley's original glass Paget plate phototransparencies from the expedition.

For more information about the expedition and Hurley in the Antarctic, visit Discover Collections: Hurley's Antarctica.

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