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SY Aurora photographed on the edge of the Shackleton ice shelf: Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911–1914

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Title: SY Aurora photographed on the edge of the Shackleton ice shelf
Subtitle: Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911–1914
Date: 1913
Content creator: Frank Hurley
Keywords: Antarctica, auroras, exploration, Queen Mary Land, Queen Mary Coast, Shackleton Ice Shelf, Douglas Mawson, Frank Hurley, SY Aurora, emperor penguins, Antarctic
Record creator: Charles Frances Laseron
Reference: M584, 2

Aurora photographed on the edge of the Antarctic ice shelf, February 1913


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This black-and-white image, developed from a lantern slide, shows the Aurora, a ship owned by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, anchored at the edge of the Shackleton Ice Shelf off the Queen Mary Land coast in eastern Antarctica. A group of emperor penguins is in the foreground. The lantern slide is attributed to Frank Hurley, the expedition's official photographer, and was taken in February 1913 when the Aurora returned to pick the team up.

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