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Proclamation ceremony on Proclamation Island, Antarctica: British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Expedition (BANZARE) 1929–1931

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Title: Proclamation ceremony on Proclamation Island, Antarctica
Subtitle: British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Expedition (BANZARE) 1929–1931
Date: 1930
Content creator: Frank Hurley
Keywords: Antarctic, Antarctica, people, frontier science, biography, Mawson, Hurley, expedition, explorer, BANZARE, Proclamation Island,
Record creator: Australian News and Information Bureau
Reference: A6180, 20/5/74/44

Mawson in the Australian Antarctic Territory


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This is a copy of an original photograph of Sir Douglas Mawson, the distinguished Antarctic explorer and scientist, and other members of the 1929-31 British, Australian, New Zealand Antarctic Expedition (BANZARE), on the heights overlooking Proclamation Harbour in Enderby Land, Antarctica (latitude 65°51'S, longitude 53°41'E). They are cheering as the Union Jack is raised. The expedition's ship, Discovery, can be seen in the background (right).

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