Captain Frank Hurley

Unit Australian Imperial Force
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Palestine
Accession Number ART02804
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 31 x 23.4 cm (irreg.); image: 21.8 x 13.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Sinai Palestine 1917
Maker Lambert, George
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Depicts a portrait of an officer, Captain James Francis "Frank" Hurley, photographer and author, was the official photographer to the first Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-13. During the First World War he was an official photographer to the Australian Imperial Force in 1917-18 and held the rank of Captain. He accompanied Ross and Keith Smith on the Australian lap of their flight from England and spent some years on film expeditions to New Guinea. In 1931 Cinesound Productions Limited was established in Sydney and Hurley was engaged as their chief cameraman. He worked as a war photographer again during the Second World War. He published many photographic books on Australia.