Lantern slide of the Discovery moored at Cape Town. 'The ship departed England early in August, 1929 and arrived Cape Town, South Africa early in October, 1929' - Eric Douglas. The official starting point of BANZARE was Cape Town.

One of 328 images in various formats including artworks, photographs, glass negatives and lantern slides.

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The ship Discovery in the port at Cape Town. Eric Douglas said that 'the ship departed from England in early August, 1929 and arrived at Cape Town , South Africa in early October, 1929''This ship spoke of the sea and adventure, and excitedly I viewed a large case behind the main mast, in this was stowed a Gipsy Moth aeroplane'. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), before the official commencement of Voyage 1 on 19th October, 1929.

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Standard format lantern slide, consisting of two glass sheets each 3.25 x 3.25 ins (83 x 83mm), one pane bearing a positive transparent image and the other pane protecting the image. Sealed with paper binding strips around the four edges of the lantern slide and internally framed with a black cut-out window mask.

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