Frank Hurley

James Francis (Frank) Hurley (1885-1962) was an Australian photographer. He is for his photographs from the Antarctic expeditions for Shackleton and later Mawson as well as being the official Australian war photographer during 1917-1918 in Ypres and Palestine and ABC reporter in the Middle East in 1940. He also travelled to the Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea several times. On the 20th April 1921 he reports in his diary that he took 18 plates a day and shot 60 meters of film. (page 77 Millar From Snowdrift to Shellfire).

Lot 13 in our auction is a selection of images from his collection that were used in Wild White Man of Badu by Ion Idriess. In the preface of the first edition Wild White Man of Badu Hurley is attributed to many of the images. In this lot it includes original photographs, blue prints and proof image page layout and notes by Ion Idriess.

Frank Hurley
Idriess Frank Hurley Photographs
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