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Return to the Antarctic : a narrative account / by H.J. Harrington (expedition leader) ; compiled by Eugene Brian Fitzgerald (deputy leader).

By: Harrington, H. J. (Hilary James), 1924-.
Contributor(s): Fitzgerald, E. B. (Eugene Brian), 1929- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Nelson, New Zealand : The Copy Press, 2017Description: xvi, 409 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473409005; 0473409003.Other title: New Zealand geological and survey Antarctic expedition 1958-1959 [At head of title:].Subject(s): New Zealand geological and survey Antarctic expedition (1958-1959) | Antarctica -- Discovery and explorationSummary: In the 1957-58 season the Northern Party of the Ross Sea group, Trans-Antarctic Expedition, explored the McMurdo Sound region to as far north as Mawson Glacier, and the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition prepared maps and descriptions of the region between Cape Adare and the Lady Newnes Ice Shelf. Most of the region extending for 200 miles from the Mawson Glacier to the north end of the Lady Newnes Ice Shelf remained unexplored. Plans were made for the exploration of this coastline by a New Zealand party in the 1958-59 season, supported by the United States Naval Support Force, Antarctica. Two groups of six men would be landed by U.S. Navy ice-breakers and helicopters in the vicinity of Terra Nova Bay and Wood Bay, and would thereafter work by man-hauling.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

In the 1957-58 season the Northern Party of the Ross Sea group, Trans-Antarctic Expedition, explored the McMurdo Sound region to as far north as Mawson Glacier, and the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition prepared maps and descriptions of the region between Cape Adare and the Lady Newnes Ice Shelf. Most of the region extending for 200 miles from the Mawson Glacier to the north end of the Lady Newnes Ice Shelf remained unexplored. Plans were made for the exploration of this coastline by a New Zealand party in the 1958-59 season, supported by the United States Naval Support Force, Antarctica. Two groups of six men would be landed by U.S. Navy ice-breakers and helicopters in the vicinity of Terra Nova Bay and Wood Bay, and would thereafter work by man-hauling.