A magnetic observatory was erected in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in 1901 to assist Captain Robert Falcon Scott with his magnetic surveys in Antarctica. It operated from this site for a number of years and was often used by scientists visiting Antarctica for calibrating their instruments. The tents belonged to American scientists from the Carnegie Institute, who visited in 1914.
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