• Short Summary

    Views of the Australian territory of Antarctica, taken from the exploration ship Discovery.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now come with us to the other side of the world. Into the Frozen South - Antarctica."

    Antarctica.

    Various shots of ice floes in Antarctica taken by explorers Sir Douglas Mawson and Captain Frank Hurley on board the 'Discovery'. The shadow of one of the masts of the ship is seen on the ice in some shots. A map shows the location of the Australian controlled area of Antarctica in relation to Australia and New Zealand. Penguins are seen running about on the snow. More shots of huge icebergs and floes. M/S of a Union Jack flag flying from a pole (on the ship?); commentator talks of "the flag on which the sun never sets, the flag which, in every corner of the globe, immortalises British courage and British enterprise."

    Note: Frank Hurley took some marvellous footage whilst on an earlier expedition with Ernest Shackleton.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1074.16
    Media URN:
    37451
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:10:00 / 01:33:21:00
    Canister:
    PT 167

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