Beau Riffenburgh: Aurora

Alasdair McGregor
22 May 2012

Asserting Mawson’s place in the pantheon

Alasdair McGregor



Aurora: Douglas Mawson and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911–14
by Beau Riffenburgh
Erskine Press (Astrolabe Books), $75 hb, 525 pp, 9781852971083


The years 1909 ... More

Helen Ennis: Frank Hurley's Antarctica

Isobel Crombie
16 November 2011

Polar pioneer

Isobel Crombie


Frank Hurley’s Antarctica
by Helen Ennis
National Library of Australia, $24.95 hb, 141 pp, 9780642276988


In the relatively small field of Australian photographic publishing, Frank Hurley has attracted more than his sh ... More

Alasdair McGregor (ed.): Antarctica

James Bradley
23 August 2011

Antarctica as a climatic bellwether

James Bradley


Antarctica: That Sweep of Savage Splendour
edited by Alasdair McGregor
Viking, $39.95 hb, 352 pp, 9780670074426


On 18 January 1773, less than twenty-four hours after first entering Antarctic waters ... More