30 August 1916
Presented to King George V, 1917
Hurley altered the original negative of this image to create a more dramatic scene. The relief ship Yelcho was originally photographed nearer the shore; Hurley has erased it and painted in another vessel further away on the horizon. The smoke from the beacon on the hillside was also added by hand to emphasise the men’s desperation.
Silver bromide print
15.8 x 20.5 cm