J. F. Hurley Joins the Mawson Antarctic Expedition as Official Photographer
"Mr. J. F. Hurley, so well-known to Sydney photographers, and for some time past associated with Sydney depot of Kodak Ltd., has been selected to accompany the Mawson Expedition as official photographer. Both parties have reason to be satisfied with this arrangement, in as much as Mr. Mawson secures the services of a thoroughly capable and efficient photographer upon whom he may rely at all times, and Mr. Hurley is given an opportunity such as comes to few men.
He is now in his twenty-sixth year, and took to the study of the photographic art some twelve years ago. At that time the camera was but a hobby which was enthusiastically indulged in. The outcome was the adoption of photography as a profession five years ago. Mr. Hurley’s work has been generally admired, not only for its technical excellence, but also for its originality of conception and departure from the conventional.
He has given considerable time to research work and the application of photography to scientific purposes, and is a keen enthusiast in cinematography. Endowed with such qualifications, Mr. Hurley should certainly prove of great assistance to Mr. Mawson in his Expedition. We feel sure that we voice the sentiments of the photographic fraternity in wishing Mr. Hurley “Bon voyage and good luck.”