The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography
 
 
The boat shelter in which the Elephant Island party lived for 4 1/2 months
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RCIN 2580116

The boat shelter in which the Elephant Island party lived for 4 1/2 months

1916

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V

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After attempts to dig ice caves (no. 83), the men built a hut from the Dudley Docker and the Stancomb Wills – two life boats – supported on a stone wall reinforced with tent fabric. More