Newsreel entitled Scientists Go to Antarctica to Study Weather, from the Australian Diary documentary series.
This black-and-white newsreel segment shows a team of scientists making their way to Heard Island in 1949 to relieve the previous year's team. The segment, entitled Scientists Go to Antarctica to Study Weather, opens with HMAS Labuan leaving Melbourne, followed by scenes of the voyage. As they near shore, Big Ben volcano comes into view. Stores for the team's 12-month stay are then brought on shore. After a sequence showing local fauna, humorously described by the commentator, the segment ends with the outgoing team briefing their replacements.
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