Australian tradies in Antarctica
Photographs and interviews by Susan Gordon-Brown
Fred Elliot Bill Storer Brian Harvey Doug Twigg Alan Parker Graham Curry John Gillies
The great explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson, led the first Australian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) 100 years ago this year, opening up the Antarctic for the multi-skilled Australian tradespeople and researchers who followed.
One of the activities celebrating a centenary of Australia's involvement and Mawson’s historic achievements is a photographic exhibition ‘Down South’, which tells the stories of the fabulous men and women whom have ventured Down South from 1947 to the 1980’s.
Susan Gordon-Brown, the photographer, has spoken to 25 tradespeople and photographed them as they are now. The exhibition is a combination of these portraits and their stories, as written by Gayl O’Connor.