Inspiring Explorer (2020) Anzac, the creative visionary of the Trust’s augmented reality activated My Explorer Journal, has been recognised as a finalist in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Alumni Awards. YES aims to inspiring young people to discover their potential in business and in life and the awards celebrate the achievements and impact of YES alumni.
Diana was the Trust Conservation Ambassador in 2017. After taking maternity leave last year, Diana has returned to work at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, UK, in a new role as Head of Conservation. Diana also had a short article about her Conservation Ambassador role published in Icon News, the Institute of Conservation’s magazine for members.
Mike’s film Kwanza: The Drowning Diamond of Angola featured as part of an adventure film evening with screenings around New Zealand. The film showcases Mike’s journey to kayak the Kwanza River – Africa’s fourth largest river and one of the world’s last un-run rivers! Mike was an Inspiring Explorers™ mentor (2019, 2020) and is a Trust Governance Intern.
In her role as NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composerin- residence, 2020 Inspiring Explorer Ihlara’s Antarctic inspired composition Ephemeral Bounds has been performed by the NZSO National Youth Orchestra in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand in July. Ihlara has also been interviewed by Radio New Zealand, and SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music.
Recently the Trust had an unexpected but very welcome visit from Graeme Wilson, one of the earliest historic hut caretakers (before the Trust was formed). Graeme and his daughter Ainslie were in town for the Antarctic Society mid-winter dinner, and following that, took the opportunity to catch up with Programme Manager Lizzie Meek. Graeme was part of Leslie B Quartermain’s hut restoration party in Antarctica 1960- 61 summer season. Joining the team as an Antarctic Society Volunteer, he took part in early hut restoration efforts at Scott’s Terra Nova Hut (Cape Evans) and Shackleton’s Nimrod hut (Cape Royds). We greatly enjoyed Graeme’s detailed and entertaining accounts of his time on Ice, and the way his impressions of the place 60 years ago remain as indelibly sharp and meaningful as they did back then. Antarctica is like that!
Dr Fred Davey
Emeritus Scientist, GNS Science, Former Trustee and Member, Fred Davey has recently published a research paper in the New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics on Cenozoic continental rifting in the north-western Ross Sea. In layman’s terms Fred’s paper is looking at the geological development of the western Ross Sea during the past 60 million years.