Antarctica the story of the New Zealand party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition

A. S. Helm, Author;  J. H. Miller, Author; 

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A. S. Helm, Author
J. H. Miller, Author
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"Here is the official account of the New Zealand Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, from the time it was merely the dream of a few seemingly visionary enthusiasts until the party returned triumphant having achieved all of its objects... Day by day living on the polar plateau, the excitement of discovering new mountain ranges and gigantic glaciers, the success of the New Zealanders in handling huskies or converted farm tractors, or flying in supplies in small aircraft under extremely difficult conditions, add up to a story of intense interest." - book jacket

Introduction / the ross dependency / planning the trans-antarctic crossing / new zealand interest in the antarctic / financing the expedition / selecting the personnel / advance parties / visit to mawson / journey to the weddell sea / training and stores / the voyage south / choosing a base site / first up the skelton / scott base to skelton inlet / other autumn journeys / the long winter / spring journeys / antarctic flight / the international geophysical year / southern journey / on the plateau / the darwin journey / the southern survey journey / journey to the pole / the northern journey / dry valley expedition / crossing the continent / the scott base post office / endeavour's second voyage / return of the expedition / nz future in the antarctic / appendices: ross sea committee / expedition members / ship's company of hmnzs endeavour, antarctic voyage 1956-57 / trans-antarctic expedition new zealand inc. 1955-58 / table of dates / new zealand sledging rations / bibliography / index
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Antarctica the story of the New Zealand party of the TransAntarctic Expedition
Physical Description
435 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 25 cm.
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A. S. Helm et al. 1964. Antarctica the story of the New Zealand party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 2454. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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