Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
The start for South Georgia 24 Apr 1916
Silver bromide print | 13.2 x 20.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2580110
The Start for South Georgia. [Photographs of scenes and incidents in connection with the happenings to the Weddell Sea Party, 1914, 1915, 1916] 24 Apr 1916
Photograph showing three men on board a boat holding oars, three more men pushing it into the sea and a seventh man partially visible standing on the shore on the left hand side.
On 24 April Shackleton set off in a reinforced and covered-over 'James Caird', with Worsley, Crean, McCarthy, Vincent and McNish, to make the 800 mile (1,480km) journey to South Georgia.
ProvenancePresented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
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