Board game based on the first Antarctic expedition (BAE1) of Admiral Byrd, consists of a map which follows Byrd on his trail by air, sea and land from Dunedin, New Zealand, to the South Pole avoiding the perils of icebergs, crevasses and blizzards along the route.Byrd used Dunedin as his New Zealand base during his first Antarctic expedition (BAE1) from 1928-1930. A memorial to Byrd, unveiled on 31 October 1967, stands overlooking the port of Dunedin in Unity Park, Mornington.
This silent footage shows explorer Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, or Nimrod expedition, leaving from Lyttelton, the expedition's New Zealand base, on 1 January 1908. Includes footage of ponies and dogs which stayed on Quail Island prior to the expedition.The Nimrod expedition was to penetrate the farther south than any previous trips to the Antarctic, getting within 160 km of the Pole. The expedition received significant support from the New Zealand government and the public.
Sir Paul Reeves, Governor-General of New Zealand (R) and Colonel Thomas W. Wood, United States Air Attaché to the U. S. Embassy, Wellington, New Zealand (L), stand at the South Pole Station on December 3, 1986
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Antarctic sites of significance in NZ
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This map is not comprehensive. Some buildings, memorials or gravesites referred to may also have been demolished or relocated.