Alasdair McGregor: “Frank Hurley, Photographer”
October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frank Hurley was once a household name in Australia. Now most famous for his photographs of the Mawson and Shackleton (Endurance) Antarctic expeditions, he was also a visual chronicler of man of the major events of the twentieth century and 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 films of the 1930s, including The Squatter’s Daughter and The Silence of Dean Maitland.
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 that eulogised Australia and its people.
Our monthly talks are held at the City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street, Concord at 1:30 for 2:00 pm start. They are open to everyone who would like to attend. Entry is free but donations are always welcome. See poster for full details and please feel free to forward on to anyone you think might be interested. Everyone welcome.
You are invited to join us after the talk for some light refreshments and a chance to chat to the speaker and with our members.