Historical

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Most of the images in this gallery are from the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1956-58.  For more information about the expedition, the International Geophysical Year (IGY) and the building of Scott Base, go to our 50th anniversary website.

Scott's Discovery hut situated at McMurdo, close to the Ice Pier and American station
Scott's Discove...
Scott's Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans
Scott's Terra N...
Interior of Scott's Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans.
Interior of Sco...
Interior of Shackleton's Nimrod hut at Cape Royds
Interior of Sha...
Shackleton's Nimrod hut at Cape Royds
Shackleton's Ni...
Shackleton's Nimrod hut at Cape Royds
Shackleton's Ni...
Sir Edmund Hillary introducing a husky pup to children at Dunedin in 1956
Sir Edmund Hill...
Sir Edmund Hillary drives a tractor and stores away from the side of HMNZS Endeavour
Sir Edmund Hill...
The flag raising ceremony at Scott Base on 20 January 1957
The flag raisin...
Unloading the RNZAF Beaver on the Polar Plateau
Unloading the R...
The Mess hut (TAE/IGY hut) and New Zealand flag
The Mess hut (T...
Unloading the dogs from HMNZS Endeavour preparatory to a reconnaissance of Butter Point area
Unloading the d...
The Mess Room at Scott Base in 1957
The Mess Room a...
Sir Edmund Hillary on a tractor bound for Cape Crozier
Sir Edmund Hill...
Millers Camp with the RNZAF Beaver and British Otter
Millers Camp wi...
Beginning the construction of Scott Base showing F, D, and C Huts and the start of the covered way
Beginning the c...
The Mess Hall, Midwinter's Day, 22 June 1957
The Mess Hall, ...
View of Scott Base showing the snow accumulation after winter, 1958
View of Scott B...
View of the Base showing snow accumulation after winter
View of the Bas...
Sir Edmund Hillary on a Ferguson tractor leaving Depot 480
Sir Edmund Hill...
 
 
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