Image: Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #13

Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #13

Expedition members and visitors at camp, Parsley Bay.
In 1911 Parsley Bay reserve was an established weekend picnic and recreational area, so the expedition members would have interacted with and befriended many people. They would have also made contacts during regular business trips into Sydney on the Watson’s Bay ferry.


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The expedition members entertained visitors on more than one occasion with demonstrations of jujitsu, kendo and sumo martial arts, activities they practised to maintain fitness while waiting out the winter months in their camp.

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