Australian officers, blown into the air by an accidental explosion, fall in the river amid the splinters of their wrecked boat; ca. 1942
From LIFE (June 15th, 1942):
During night maneuvers in New South Wales a few weeks ago, Australian soldiers were landing at the edge of a dam when a charge of gelignite, employed to lend realism to their operation, unexpectedly exploded beneath their boat. Amid splinters and spray the Aussies were hurled into the night. As they fell, a photographer 20 feet away snapped his shutter and caught the remarkable picture opposite. The soldiers suffered only bruises and shock.
The Parkes Radio Telescope, built in the middle of an Australian sheep paddock, towers over a rancher and his flock; ca.1960.
It was later used to transmit the majority of the first television broadcasts from the surface of the Moon.
Portrait of Australian Antarctica pioneer Cecil Madigan, taken during the first Australian Antarctica expedition between 1911-1914
…he was fine, don’t worry. He never returned to the Antarctica though. He instead preferred e.g. to explore the Simpson desert by camel.
( I found another picture of him Here.)