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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The 'Dudley Docker' arrives at Cape Valentine, Elephant Island

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
15 Apr 1916
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.4 x 20.6 cm
RCIN 
2580104
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Description:

Photograph showing two men standing in a boat touching land and a group of seven men helping out.

With food supplies dwindling during their stay at Patience Camp, Shackleton decided to take to the boats and head direct for Elephant Island, their nearest refuge where they finally made landfall on 15 April, soaked, frozen and racked with thirst.

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Category: 
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