In Search of Frank Hurley
James Francis Hurley was born in 1885 in Glebe, son of Edward Harrison Hurley and Margaret Bouffier. He was at 15 a steelworker in Lithgow, brought his first camera a "Box Brownie", became a gifted photographer and darkroom expert. By 20 he was partner in a picture-card business. Was official photographer fro Douglkas Mawson on the first Antarctic expitition. Five more visits south would follow, squeezed into a career of 58 years which took him to two world wars as officila photographer.
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