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This is the first illustrated edition of the diaries kept by Australian-born photographer and film maker Frank Hurley about his work on the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions, his two expeditions to Papua in the 1920s, and his experiences during the First and Second World Wars. While Hurley is best known today as a photographer and film maker, there is another source, so far little known to the public, which also gives us a startling sense of the presence of the past - his voluminous manuscript diaries, which have survived years of world travel and are now carefully preserved in the archives of the National Library of Australia in Canberra and the Mitchell Library in Sydney. This illustrated edition of his diaries presents Frank Hurley in his own words, explores his testimony to these significant events, and reviews the part he played in imagining them for an international public.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Frank Hurley , Robert Dixon , Christopher Lee
Publisher: Wimbledon Publishing Co
Imprint: Wimbledon Publishing Co
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN 10: 0857287753
Publication Date: 15 April 2011
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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<p>'Frank Hurley's diaries are a gripping record of two parallel adventures, as a photographer on the new frontiers of exploration in Antarctic ice and Papuan jungle and as a showman amid the new thrills of modernity, publicity and the cinema. He is the twentieth century.' --Richard White, Senior Lecturer in Australian History, University of Sydney
Robert Dixon is Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a past-President of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and has published widely on Australian literature, postcolonialism, Australian cultural studies, Australian art history, and early photography and cinema. Christopher Lee is Professor of English and the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Southern Queensland. He is a past-President of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and a founding editor of the association's journal JASAL. His research interests include Australian literature, the history of criticism, public memory and the representation of war.
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