Celebrating 60 years of New Zealand's presence on ice
60th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner
In celebration of the heroic adventures the Trans-Antarctic Expedition members embarked on to establish New Zealand's first (and only) Antarctic research base in Antarctica, Hon Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel, and our Board Chairman, Brian Roche will be hosting the TAE Expedition members for dinner at The Canterbury Club on 20th January 2017.
This date marks 60 years since the establishment of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) Hut in 1957. The expedition took place in 1956/57, and the International Geophysical Year (ICY) (which was actually two years – 1957/58), during which scientific research was undertaken.
There are three original huts remaining at Scott Base today- the mess hut (or Hut A) and two small magnetic huts. The mess hut or TAE/IGY hut as it is now known, also included the leader’s room and the radio room.
The Antarctic Heritage Trust has a Conservation Plan to save the hut and its artefacts, preserving them for the next 25 years. Find out more about the project here.
Our Antarctic Story
View the last 60 years of New Zealand's activities at Scott Base in Antarctica through our pictorial collection ADAM, which now hosts over 70,000 items dating back to when it all began in 1957!
See records of our people, our places, our projects, our buildings and much more - New Zealand's Antarctic history at the click of a button.
TEDxScottBase will be filmed in Antarctica on Sunday 15th January 2017. It will then be broadcast on Sunday, 22nd January 2017, across multiple time zones. This will be a national celebration, held on international soil, with collaborators from all around the globe, at New Zealand’s Antarctic research station, Scott Base.
Dunedin Celebrates Antarctica
Join in with the celebrations at Otago Museum
Explore Antarctica through state-of-the-art immersive media and hands-on interactive models. Learn about the impact of climate change on Earth's southernmost continent and how it's influencing New Zealand and beyond.
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Hutt City Celebrates 60 years at Scott Base
Join the celebrations at Hutt City Library
For some scientific questions, Antarctica is the best – and sometimes the only – place to look for answers.
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