Christchurch and Antarctica — Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 43° 31.868 E 172° 38.018
59G E 632003 N 5178904
Quick Description: At the base of the Captain Scott statue in Christchurch you will find a plaque recognizing the Garden City's role in Antarctica exploration and scientific studies.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 4/12/2010 6:43:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM8K67
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 13

Long Description:
CHRISTCHURCH AND ANTARCTICA

Christchurch is one of the main gateways to Antarctica.

From the early 1990s, British expeditions used the Port of Lyttleton on their way to Antarctica.

In 1955, Christchurch became the base for the United States Antarctica Programme known as Operation Deep Freeze.

Today Christchurch continues to be used as a base for the Antarctica Programmes of several nations.

1997

Type of Waymark: Off Continent Point of Interest

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