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George Lowe (I) (1924–2013)

George Lowe was born on January 15, 1924 in Hastings, North Island, New Zealand as Wallace George Lowe. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Antarctic Crossing (1959), The Queen in Australia (1954) and Top End (1973). He was married to Mary and Susan Hunt. He died on March 20, 2013 in Ripley, Derbyshire, England. See full bio »

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Antarctic Crossing
The Queen in Australia
The Queen in Australia Cinematographer
Top End
Top End Cinematographer
The Shearers
The Shearers Cinematographer


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 1973 Top End (Documentary)
 1962 Antarctic Pioneers (Short)
 1957 Australia Builds (Short)
 1956 A Day at the Beach (Documentary short)
 1956 Antarctic Voyage (Short)
 1956 Mountain Spring: The Flinders Range (Documentary short)
 1956 Paper Run (Short)
 1955 The Lonely Island (Short)
 1954 Millions for the Finding (Documentary short)
 1954 The Queen in Australia (Documentary)
 1953 The Country School Teacher (Documentary short)
 1953 The Conquest of Everest (Documentary) (High altitude photography, 1953 expedition)
 1952 One Man's War (Documentary short)
 1951 North to the Sun (Short)
 1951 The Invisible Link (Documentary short)
 1950 By Design (Documentary short)
 1950 The Shearers (Short)
 1949 Hold the Land (Short)
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He was the last surviving member of the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. He helped set up the final camp 300 meters from the summit of the mountain, the day before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of the 8,850-meter (29,035 feet) peak. He was the first person to greet them when they descended from the summit. See more »

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