GV ship "Nella Dan" at quayside. MS two Queen's Scouts boarding ship. MS friends waving farewell to people on ship. MS people waving farewell from ship. GV "Nella Dan" leaving. MCU sailor on morse speed bell. CU ditto. MCU life belt with name "Nella Dan". GV ship at sea. GV ditto. GV MacQuarie Island. GV beach of island. GV ship's boat landing men on beach. MS sign to world capitals. GV base camp on MacQuarie Island. GV penguins on beach. GV ditto. MS ditto. GV sea elephants. MS pan ditto. CU ditto. MS ditto fighting. MS penguins also fighting. MCU sea elephants. GV sea elephants and penguins into sea. GV part of beach on MacQuarie Island. GV "Nella Dan" lying off beach.
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Two Queen Scouts, Denis Bewsher and Peter Spraggon from Australia join scientists and technicians aboard the relief ship 'Nella Dan', to sail to the Antarctic. The object of the exercise was to relieve the scientists on Macquarie Island, Australia's Antarctic Research Base. They will spend a year on the island mainly researching in astronomy and the weather.