Kōrero: Subantarctic islands

Coast-watchers with snowwoman, Auckland Islands, 1942

Coast-watchers with snowwoman, Auckland Islands, 1942

Distinguished natural scientist Charles Fleming took this photo of his five fellow coast-watchers after a snowstorm on Auckland Island on 15 July 1942. In February Fleming had begun a year-long stint with 'Cape Expedition', the code name for the coast-watchers. This group, who were the second lot to be sent south, were based at Carnley Harbour. There were other coast-watchers at Port Ross, also on Auckland Island, and at Perseverance Harbour on Campbell Island. In addition to his coast-watching duties Fleming studied the geology and natural history of the island. The fact that the group was all-male may explain why their creation took female form.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sir Charles Fleming Collection (PAColl-6277)
Reference: 1/4-066869-G
Photograph by C. A. Fleming

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Jock Phillips, 'Subantarctic islands - Second World War and after', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38561/coast-watchers-with-snowwoman-auckland-islands-1942 (accessed 1 April 2020)

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