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Dr Xavier Mertz, John Hunter and Lieutenant Belgrave Ninnis collecting Adélie penguins: Cape Denison

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Title: Dr Xavier Mertz, John Hunter and Lieutenant Belgrave Ninnis collecting Adélie penguins
Subtitle: Cape Denison
Date: 1912
Content creator: Photographer unknown
Notes:

Expeditioners were allowed to catch penguins for food during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition. They are now considered food only in an emergency. Several menus from the time include penguin dishes.

Keywords: Antarctica, environment, ice, penguins, animals, Antarctic
Record creator: From Charles Francis Laseron's private collection.
Reference: M584, 10

Image of Dr Xavier Mertz, John Hunter and Lieutenant Belgrave Ninnis collecting Adélie penguins


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