The diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941

Hurley, Frank (2011) The diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941. Anthem Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-0-85728-774-8

Abstract

Frank Hurley is best known today as a photographer and film maker. His major documentary films include The Home of the Blizzard, In the Grip of the Polar Pack Ice, Sir Ross Smith’s Flight and Pearls and Savages, while his photographs of Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and the two World Wars have been so widely exhibited and reproduced that in many cases they are the principal means by which we have come to see those world-historical events. Yet there is another source, so far little known to the public, which also gives us a startling sense of the presence of the past: it is Hurley’s voluminous manuscript diaries, only brief extracts from which have so far been published. Originally written in the field in Antarctica, South Georgia, England, France, the Middle East, Papua and Australia, and later raided and revised for his many publications and stage performances, they 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 pat he played in imagining them for an international public.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2011 Robert Dixon and Christopher Lee editorial matter and selection. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 910.92 Hur.
Depositing User: Professor Chris Lee
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 02:17
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: Frank Hurley; war diaries; war photographer; film maker; Australian cinema; Antarctic expedition; Douglas Mawson
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210304 Biography
21 History and Archaeology > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210299 Curatorial and Related Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950303 Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19158

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