The world’s most famous fruitcake and a forgotten watercolour painting will be displayed in Christchurch when an exhibition of objects from Antarctica’s first buildings opens on 18 May 2019.
Created by the Antarctic Heritage Trust in partnership with Canterbury Museum, Breaking the Ice: The First Year in Antarctica will be the public’s only chance to see items left behind by Carsten Borchgrevink’s Southern Cross and Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expeditions in two huts at Cape Adare.
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The 2019 Inspiring Explorers' team returned home from their Antarctic Peninsula trip in mid-March. It was an amazing expedition with the opportunity to learn about Antarctica's history, science, exploration and to go kayaking with Olympian Mike Dawson. There's lots of content coming from their trip so keep an eye out!
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In 2018 Antarctic Heritage Trust took four young explorers 560km across the Greenland ice cap, in an epic expedition honouring Fridtjof Nansen’s first crossing 130 years ago. In Nansen’s Footsteps documents this journey and is the Trust’s third Inspiring Explorers’ film.
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Antarctic Heritage Trust has returned a carefully reconstructed beer barrel to the Antarctic hut that was home to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic ‘Nimrod’ expedition in 1908.
The barrel of beer was originally donated to Shackleton by New Zealand brewer Speight’s in 1907.
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As part of a new partnership with Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Antarctic Heritage Trust is taking two Year 13 students kayaking in Antarctica with a kiwi Olympian.
Mele Fetu’u and Lana Kiddie-Vai will be on the Trust’s fourth Inspiring Explorers’ expedition in early 2019.
The team will travel to the Antarctic Peninsula from South America aboard a One Ocean Expeditions vessel as part of a scheduled expedition.
It’s not every day you get to work in sub-zero temperatures with historic buildings and artefacts. See our cold-climate conservation and carpentry teams in action.View the gallery