The Resource The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins Australia's unknown hero, Simon Nasht

The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins Australia's unknown hero, Simon Nasht

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The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins Australia's unknown hero
Title
The last explorer
Title remainder
Hubert Wilkins Australia's unknown hero
Statement of responsibility
Simon Nasht
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the greatest - explorers. And much more than that. Born in South Australia, he spent much of his life outside the country - but always remained an Australian. He travelled through every continent and was a pioneer of aviation. He survived crashes and disasters, firing squads and sabotage, living long enough to be honoured by kings, presidents and dictators. He was a frontline photographer in World War I - and was twice decorated. He took the first ever film of battle and took the first moving images from an aircraft. He was the first man to fly across the Arctic Ocean, the first to fly in the Antarctic - and the first to fly from America to Europe across the then unknown Arctic (the New York Times called this 'the greatest flight in history'). In the 1030s he spent several years travelling in western Queensland and the Northern Territory - where many of his observations and views were ahead of their time. In the later years of his life he did work for the US military and intelligence - and in 1958 was buried at sea at the North Pole by the US Navy
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nasht, Simon
Dewey number
  • 910.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkins, George H.
  • Explorers
  • War photographers
  • Polar regions
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions
  • Australia, Northern
  • Australia, Northern
Label
The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins Australia's unknown hero, Simon Nasht
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxi, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733622427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins Australia's unknown hero, Simon Nasht
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxi, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733622427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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