Richard Evelyn Byrd — Dunedin, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 45° 53.006 E 170° 29.361
59G E 460376 N 4918776
Quick Description: A tribute to the “Admiral of the Ends of the Earth”, Richard Evelyn Byrd.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/4/2010 5:50:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM85Y6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SCOTUS
Views: 5

Long Description:
Richard Evelyn Byrd

Rear Admiral United States Navy

October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957

From Dunedin on December 2, 1928, sailed the City of New York and the Eleanor Bolling to carry to Antarctica under Admiral Byrd’s command the first expedition to explore the frozen continent by air. Under the valiant leadership of the “Admiral of the Ends of the Earth” five Antarctic expeditions 1928 – 157 revealed the secrets of half the great white continent.

This monument is presented to the City of Dunedin by the National Geographic Society.
Type of Waymark: Off Continent Point of Interest

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