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The Resource The incredible life of Hubert Wilkins : Australia's greatest explorer, Peter FitzSimons

The incredible life of Hubert Wilkins : Australia's greatest explorer, Peter FitzSimons

Label
The incredible life of Hubert Wilkins : Australia's greatest explorer
Title
The incredible life of Hubert Wilkins
Title remainder
Australia's greatest explorer
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary and thrilling story of Hubert Wilkins - Australia's most adventurous explorer, photographer, war hero, spy and daredevil Sir Hubert Wilkins is truly one of the most remarkable Australians who ever lived. His life was so jam-packed with adventure and achievement it's as though he crammed several lifetimes into one. The son of pioneer pastoralists in South Australia, Hubert studied engineering before moving on to photography. In 1908 he sailed for England and a job producing films with the Gaumont Film Co. The world was now Hubert's stage - he became a polar expeditioner, a brilliant war photographer, a spy in the Soviet Union, a pioneering aviator-navigator, a death-defying submariner - all while being an explorer and chronicler of the planet and its life forms that would do Vasco da Gama and Sir David Attenborough proud. As a WW1 photographer he was twice awarded the Military Cross for bravery under fire, the only Australian photographer in any war to be decorated. He explored the Antarctic with Sir Ernest Shackleton, led a groundbreaking ornithological study in Australia and was knighted in 1928 for his aviation exploits, but many more astounding achievements would follow. Wilkins' quest for knowledge and polar explorations were lifelong passions and his missions to polar regions aboard the submarine Nautilus the stuff of legend. With masterful storytelling skill, Peter FitzSimons illuminates the life of Hubert Wilkins and his incredible achievements
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AUNRT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
FitzSimons, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkins, George H.
  • Nautilus (Submarine : SS-73)
  • Air pilots
  • Photographers
  • War photographers
  • War correspondents
  • Polar regions
  • Biographies
  • Explorers
  • Air pilots
  • Arctic regions
  • Polar regions
  • Antarctica
Label
The incredible life of Hubert Wilkins : Australia's greatest explorer, Peter FitzSimons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069342910
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 549 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733641367
Lccn
jb2021070617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1247402479
Label
The incredible life of Hubert Wilkins : Australia's greatest explorer, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069342910
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 549 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733641367
Lccn
jb2021070617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1247402479

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