Frank Hurley was once a household name in Australia. Now most famous for his photographs of the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic expeditions, he was also a visual chronicler of many of the major events of the twentieth century and of a rapidly disappearing non western world. He was an official photographer in 2 world wars, a pioneering documentary maker, participant in early feats of aviation, and cinematographer on major Australian feature films of the 1930s, including the Squatters daughter and the silence of Dean Maitland. At the height of his fame he even knocked on Hollywoods doors. In his later years, he travelled the length and breadth of his country to produce illustrated books that eulogised Australia and its people.
460 pages HB