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Tim Griffiths — Endurance

Event Information

  • 1 Sep 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Sydney CBD
  • New South Wales
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  • Cost: Free and open to the public

Tim Griffiths gives a stirring presentation on the life of wartime photographer, adventurer and pioneer Frank Hurley whose iconic images of WWI and the ill-fated Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic expeditions captured the world’s imagination.


A Frank Hurley expert, Griffiths covers Hurley’s incredible life including his running away from home age 12,  being marooned with Shackleton in Antarctica (twice!), his experiences as the world’s leading wartime photographer in WW1 and WW2, and his conflicts with key historical figures such as Mawson, Shackleton, Charles Bean and others.


Join us for this riveting talk on Frank Hurley, one of Australia’s most fascinating heroes.


About Endurance


Griffiths has incorporated his extensive research on Frank Hurley into Endurance, a novel set in the Antarctic and the muddy fields of the Western Front. We see the two ill-fated Antarctic expeditions through Hurley’s eyes as he recounts tales of great heroism and suffering, fights for his life among the ice and the elements, and witnesses the worst ravages of war on the Western Front. 


Endurance is a rollicking white-knuckle adventure story that takes us to the very heart of heroism and sacrifice. A gripping, white-knuckle novel, it reveals a tantalising portrait of the man behind the legend he has become.