(in order of appearance)

Linda Cropper


Voice of Frank Hurley
John Noble


Endurance captain
Frank Worsley


Alasdair McGregor
Author of Frank Hurley A Photographer’s Life, Viking (Penguin Books), 2004


Joanna Wright
Royal Geographical Society, London


Mike Gray
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock, England


Dr Alf Howard
Polar expeditioner on Mawson’s BANZARE expedition to Antarctic, 1929-31


Adelie and Toni Mooy-Hurley
Hurley’s daughters


Steve Martin
Mitchell Library (now Antarctic author)


Stephen Burton
Photographer, Australian War Memorial


Ian Affleck
Curator, Australian War Memorial

Charles Bean
WW1 official historian. Bean was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian War Memorial and of the creation and popularisation of the ANZAC legend.


Dr Martyn Jolly
Head of Photography and Media Arts, School of Art, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences


Dr Jim Specht
Worked at the Australian Museum from 1971-2000, head of anthropology. Much of his work focused on PNG and he was instrumental in the repatriation of cultural property by the museum.


Seuna Malaki
PNG village spokesman


Graham Shirley
Film historian for the National Film & Sound Archive


Gael Newton
Senior Curator of Australian and International Photographyat the National Gallery of Australia


David Malouf


Written and Directed by
Simon Nasht


Produced by
Anna Cater


Peter Coleman


Andrew Aristides


Linda Cropper


Hurley’s voice
John Noble


Mick Harvey


Titles and Design
Lisa Stonham


Archive Research
Graham Shirley


Historical Consultant
Alasdair McGregor

Additional Camera
Michael Brennan (Europe)
Philipe Bellaiche (Middle East)


Production Managers
Isabel Perez
Martien Coucke


Post Production Assistant
Lindi Harrison


Location Sound
Graham Wyse
Warwick Finlay


Sound Editors
Michael McMenomy
Andrew Plain


Sound Mix
Robert Sullivan


Music Mix
Michael Letho


Special Effects
Gyuri Kiss


On-line Editors
Kristian Anderson
Luke Todd

Al Hansen


Frame Set and Match


Lloyd Hart


Executive Producers
Krishan Arora
Stefan Moore


With thanks to
Adelie and Toni Hurley, Australian Antarctic Division, Australian War Memorial, National Library of Australia, Kodak Australia, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Simon Drake, Ian Godfrey, Stuart Hammond, Stephanie Pfennigwerth, Don and Margie McIntyre, James McKay, Damien Rice, Tony Wright

Archive Sources
Adelie and Toni Hurley, Australian Museum, Australian War Memorial, Curtis Brown, December Films, Film Australia, Film World, Greater Union Pictures, Mawson Collection (South Australian Museum), Mitchell Library (State Library of NSW), National Library of Australia, ScreenSound Australia, State Library of Victoria


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A Mitra Films (formerly Real Pictures) production for
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