Lantern slide of the Discovery leaving Hobart for Antarctica.

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

Description of Content

Discovery - Dipping the Ensign (a maritime tradition) on leaving Hobart . By Eric Douglas on 22nd November, 1930 'At 2PM there was a large gathering on the pier and at 2.30PM the pier lines were let go and we slowly backed out to the resounding cheers and shouts of the people on the pier. We gave three lusty cheers for the Citizens of Hobart and then three blasts from our whistle'. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 2.

Physical Description

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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