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Films By Frank Hurley

An edited version of material shot during Shackelton's 1914-16 Antarctic expedition. Quite apart from its undeniable historical value, we see how the camera has caught and preserved the raw and un-contrived drama of man's struggle against nature in a malevolent and treacherous mood. To see the ship ... Read more
This early Australian melodrama deals with two stranded gold prospectors, South and Mardyke, who visit the Bunda-Bunda Plantation at the outskirts of Merauke in New Guinea. They set out on the expedition, but are captured by head-hunters, South being wounded. The captive maiden, Hurana, intervenes ... Read more
This film is a record of two trips made by Frank Hurley to the Torres Strait Islands, and to Papua in 1920-21 and 1922-23. Hurley stated, "My ambition has been to bring back and portray some of the more remarkable incidents and customs which I was privileged to see, as well as to give an intimate ... Read more
A breathtaking visual record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914 South is a unique historical document and a moving tribute to a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that became an epic struggle for survival. ... As the crew finally ... Read more
When the Independent Oil Company reduces the price of petrol by four pence per gallon to the lowest level on record, prosperity - as the song goes - is on its way. ... Where is the Independent Oil Company today? ... Read more
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