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Returning to Australia, the Wyatt Earp called in at Macquarie Island, where naval LST 3501 had landed a unit of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition for a winter stay, c. 1950s

Returning to Australia, the Wyatt Earp called in at Macquarie Island, where naval LST 3501 had landed a unit of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition for a winter stay, c. 1950s Expedition member overlooking West Bay and Atlas Cove at Heard Island, c. 1950s Macquarie Island, 1955. A wandering albatross and its chick. These birds are very tame and seem to like human company Macquarie Island, 1955. Elephant seal bull Macquarie Island. Aurora Australis (1955) "Penguin Road" Heard Island. This narrow 'road' was formed by millions of Macaroni Penguins migrating inshore from the sea, c. 1950s Light mantled sooty albatrosses at Macquarie Island, c. 1950s Sea elephants and royal penguins, Macquarie Island, c. 1950s Group Captain S.A. Campbell (centre) officially opening the first Australian Post Office to be set up in Antarctica. Assistant is L. Macey, Coogee, New South Wales, Chief Radio Operator at Heard Island, c. 1950s Wreck of the 'Gratitude', Macquarie Island, 1911 Mushroom ice formation, 1912 / Frank Hurley F. Bickerton looking out over seas near Commonwealth Bay Cavern carved by the sea in an ice wall near Commonwealth Bay, 1911-1914 A radiant turret lit by the midsummer midnight sun The Air-tractor / photographed by Frank Hurley Huskies pulling sledge Hamilton hand-netting for macro-plankton from Aurora / by Frank Hurley Arthur Sawyer & sea elephant pup Skeleton of sea-elephant & Harold Hamilton Aurora traversing loose pack ice entering the Durville Sea, Dec. 1913

The State Library of New South Wales has a very strong collection of material relating to Antarctica. This includes thousands of evocative photographs of expeditions from Douglas Mawson's first voyage to modern visits.

Our new exhibition, Finding Antarctica: Mapping the Last Continent, opens on December 3, 2011.

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