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Exhibitions on Screen: Antarctica

This incredible exhibition of photographs, from the State Library of Victoria’s collection, documents some of the earliest expeditions to Antarctica.
Taken by John King Davis on various journeys from 1907-1930, these spectacular images show the dramatic icey landscapes, the difficult conditions for the explorers and, of course, lots of penguins.
John King Davis was born at Kew, Surrey, England in 1884. He went to sea in 1900 and was appointed Chief Officer of S.Y. Nimrod in 1907, navigating Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909. He was second in command and Master of S.Y. Aurora for Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, commanded the Ross Sea Relief Expedition, 1916-1917, and the Discovery for Mawson's British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1930.
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    Event Showings

    1 August – 30 September 2022
    Sunday | 3pm
    Monday | 9am
    Tuesday | 8am
    Wednesday | 11am
    Thursday | 9am
    Friday | 7am
    Saturday | 6am

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