Image: Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #23

Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #23

Nobu Shirase and expedition members at their camp in Parsley Bay.

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Lieutenant Nobu Shirase is seated on the ground with the dogs.

In the scrub on the western side of Parsley Bay reserve the Japanese erected their prefabricated timber hut, originally intended for Antarctica, and three tents for equipment, food and bathing.  Some of the crew stayed on board the Kainan-maru while it underwent repairs in Jubilee Dock Balmain.


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