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Mawson's huts: an Antarctic expedition journal by Alasdair McGregor, Edmund Hillary

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Mawson's huts: an Antarctic expedition journal In early January a party of young men landed on a small rocky peninsula on the coast of Antarctica directly to the south of Australia In doing so they had journeyed past the edge of the then known world Over the next two years they struggled against appalling winds and cold yet managed toe explore significant tracts of the ice bound coast and hinterland in pursuit of scientific knowledge Their leader was a year old geologist from Adelaide Dr Douglas Mawson The story of his survival after the death of two companions while far from the expedition s base camp has justly become the stuff of legend p Nearly years later another party landed on the still remote and wild Cape Denison the site of Mawson s winter quarters Their aim was to rescue the huts that Mawson s men sheltered and worked in from the unrelenting assaults of wind ice and time In so doing the party ensured that these rare and priceless relics from the heroic era of Antarctic exploration the age of Scott Amundsen and Shackleton would survive to their centenary and beyond p p For nearly two months over the summer of members of the AAP Mawson s Huts Foundation work party battled what Mawson dubbed the home of the blizzard to complete urgent repairs to the Cape Denison huts Mawson s Huts An Antarctic Expedition Journal is artist and photographer Alasdair McGregor s personal account of the trials and triumphs of living and working in the windiest place on earth Vivid descriptions of landscape and wildlife are intertwined with reflections on the history and significance of a great Australian and his vision in this rare glimpse of Antarctica past and present p

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On May American Walter Burley Griffin was announced to the world as the winner of the international design competition for the new Australian capital to be built on a sheep paddock they called Canberra Almost a century later Griffin s design but most of all its implementation is still hotly debated Who was this man and what was his vision How did he come to Canberra what happened once the Australian establishment tore him to shreds and what was the role of his wife helpmate fellow architect and equal creative partner Marion Mahony Griffin br br In this definitive new biography of Griffin husband and wife Alasdair McGregor delineates the role each played in the production of their greatest works Canberra Castlecrag Newman College and the rest and charts their lives from their childhoods and meeting in Chicago in the employ of the larger than life Frank Lloyd Wright to their battles in Canberra Melbourne and Sydney and their swansong in India br br This is a tale of many parts It traces the lives of two individuals of great talent and vision and their fight against mediocrity It is the story of the birth of Canberra one that tells us as much about the Griffins as it does about ourselves and the troubled birth of the Australian national identity It is a portrait of a pioneering woman who achieved extraordinary things but was rarely credited with that achievement And it is an examination of the nature of fame in a young country uncertain of its position in the world br br The Griffins story resonates through the years and their fight to see their idealistic vision realised is one that goes on in Australia today, On the printed page an illustration has the power to outperform its counterparts the written word and the photograph when explaining difficult concepts opening windows onto our ancient past or presenting a species with clarity and intricate detail Since its inception Australian Geographic has harnessed the illustrator s skill to enhance its storytelling through exquisite depictions of Australia s flora and fauna geology history and technology This anthology brings together the very best of Australian Geographic illustration From the first edition of the Australian Geographic journal in with Banjo the platypus on the cover through to recent editions that appear in both print and digital formats the tradition of commissioning the finest artistic talent continues The abilities of longtime contributors such as Kevin Stead and Ego Guiotto to portray the natural world remain unsurpassed while relative newcomers such as Michael Payne and Bob Kayganich utilise all opportunities presented by new media to ensure illustration evolves This book is a sumptuous celebration of both the art of the illustrator and the natural world that inspires them, In early January a party of young men landed on a small rocky peninsula on the coast of Antarctica directly to the south of Australia In doing so they had journeyed past the edge of the then known world Over the next two years they struggled against appalling winds and cold yet managed toe explore significant tracts of the ice bound coast and hinterland in pursuit of scientific knowledge Their leader was a year old geologist from Adelaide Dr Douglas Mawson The story of his survival after the death of two companions while far from the expedition s base camp has justly become the stuff of legend p Nearly years later another party landed on the still remote and wild Cape Denison the site of Mawson s winter quarters Their aim was to rescue the huts that Mawson s men sheltered and worked in from the unrelenting assaults of wind ice and time In so doing the party ensured that these rare and priceless relics from the heroic era of Antarctic exploration the age of Scott Amundsen and Shackleton would survive to their centenary and beyond p p For nearly two months over the summer of members of the AAP Mawson s Huts Foundation work party battled what Mawson dubbed the home of the blizzard to complete urgent repairs to the Cape Denison huts Mawson s Huts An Antarctic Expedition Journal is artist and photographer Alasdair McGregor s personal account of the trials and triumphs of living and working in the windiest place on earth Vivid descriptions of landscape and wildlife are intertwined with reflections on the history and significance of a great Australian and his vision in this rare glimpse of Antarctica past and present p, Frank Hurley was once a household name in Australia Now most famous for his photographs of the Shackleton Endurance and Mawson Antarctic expeditions he was also a visual chronicler of many of the major events of the th century and of a rapidly disappearing non Western world He was an official photographer in two world wars a pioneering documentary maker participant in early feats of aviation and cinematographer on major Australian feature films of the s At the height of his fame he even knocked on Hollywood s doors In his later years he travelled the length and breadth of his country to produce illustrated books eulogizing Australia and its people Hurley was a man of ceaseless energy and unbounded enthusiasm for his craft who scorned authority and would stop at nothing to obtain what he deemed to be a perfect result He was an enigmatic and sometimes contradictory character a loner who courted publicity a curmudgeonly perfectionist a pragmatic sentimentalist He craved adventure excitement and accolades often forsaking his family and business commitments to travel and work all over the globe In this definitive superbly illustrated biography Alasdair McGregor vividly describes the character achievements and disappointments of a driven and remarkable Australian