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|Figure 1 - Photograph p48-14-94 SPRI Freezeframe.|
The night of 12 January 1912 The Northern Party camped on the moraine at the entrance of the Boomerang glacier. The next day was clear and while Priestley and Levick looked at the rocks in the moraine, Campbell headed up the glacier to see if it was a suitable route for sledges.
|Figure 2 - Google Earth image with photograph superimposed|
|Figure 3 - Looking down the Browning Pass with the Boomerang Glacier on the right.|
(SPRI p48-14-173 with additional text).
Both were the searching the moraine while Campbell and two others headed up the glacier. SPRI state the photograph was taken on a glass plate negative. As most of Priestley’s photographs were on plastic file then this photograph was probably taken by Levick.
Figure 4 - Panorama from photographs p48-14-94 and P54-16-271 SPRI Freezeframe.
|Fig 1 - The sketch drawn by Victor Campbell on 19 January, 1912|
- Black rocky ridge;
- Wood Bay;
- Mt. Melbourne;
- Pass I had hoped to get over to Wood Bay;
- Ice falls + broken ice doubtful if sledges could be got over;
- Melbourne and arrow (this point down the Browning Pass which at the time they referred to as the Melbourne Glacier);
- View from Mt. North of Boomerang Glacier showing route we first proposed taking
- slightly crevassed too steep to get sledges over.
- Ice slopes below rock ridges;
- Ridges Priestley climbed Ice slopes below Rock ridges.
|Fig 2 - Image from Google Earth|
|Fig 3 - Google Earth image including elevation plot|
|Fig 4 - Google Earth image showing obscured area.|
- they could see a glacier (they referred to as the Melbourne Glacier) flowing down towards the pass they had come up;
- they could not see the glacier continuing past them to the sea.
|Fig 5 -Map of the area|