I had the great privilege of talking to Philip Law - one of the pioneers of Antarctic Science - in 2004, when he was 92-years-old. A man I will never forget, a man of great spirit - who knew Mawson and many others of the 'Heroic' era., He was a living connection between the Heroic and the Scientific eras of Antarctic history, within the remit of the human history of the continent - and pioneering and instrumental in opening up the continent to scientific knowledge. Basically, one of the great explorers and scientists of the Antarctic continent.

This was a question about landscape - about looking and recording - he shot a lot of film there..

There is much more background and story to this; I'll relate it another time. The unfortunate audio quality arises from the fact that this was shot in stereoscopic 3D and the audio comes from the cameras - including engine noise. I had assumed an audio recorder would have been brought along. Consequently the audio soundtrack is 'recovered' from a noisy source. The video is post-processed from 4:3 to 16:9.

The full 3D stereo version, with good enough audio, some time in the future.

Phillip Garth Law AC, CBE, FAA (21 April 1912 – 28 February 2010[1]) was an Australian scientist and explorer who served as director of Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) from 1949 to 1966.

His biographical details here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillip_Law

More details of this interview & the Antarctic Oral History Project TBA.


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