New Zealand and the southern tip of South America are the largest land masses close to Antarctica. New Zealand has been a stop-off point for Antarctic exploration and research, from the ‘heroic age’ of Shackleton and Scott to America’s Operation Deep Freeze, which started in the 1950s. New Zealand’s Scott Base, a scientific station, is in the Ross Dependency, which is part of New Zealand but administered under the provisions of the Antarctic Treaty.
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Antarctica New Zealand, Pictorial Collection
Photograph by Mark Mitchell
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