Saturday, 4 April 2015

VK0IR Heard Island - Outpost at The Edge

VK0IR Heard Island - Outpost at The Edge.


Heard Island is a pristine and isolated natural wilderness, and one of the few places on the planet completely free from any human introduced species. Its remote, inhospitable, and almost as far from civilization as possible. This might explain why it has been twice occupied and twice abandoned.
Originally released for viewing to the general public on broadcast television, this 1998 documentary traces the early nineteenth century American sealing history through the Australian occupation in the 1950's, and finally to the famous 1997 DXpedition.
Many thanks to James 9V1YC for making this material available.

73
Tim M0BEW.