Visnews filmed Jan 6 the polar ship "Magga Dan", leaving Melbourne for the Antarctic. Among?
Visnews filmed Jan 6 the polar ship "Magga Dan", leaving Melbourne for the Antarctic. Among the seventeen scientists on board is Doctor O'Brien who'll use an electronic telescope to analyse the aurora's light one-hundred miles above the earth. The party will take over the American base at Wilkes. Fisheries and Oceanography expert, Mr. Dyson, checks a device taking samples of plankton.
He'll use this gun for marking whales, to study their breeding and travelling habits. Among the equipment which came under notice shortly before sailing was an amphibious "duck"...and the person whose name it will take to the Antarctic-English stage and T.V. personality Sabrina, at present visiting Melbourne.