ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE

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Year

1957

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

Unknown/None

Length

B&W, 22 minutes

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 28

16mm film- W3471/16BW185

35mm film- W3606/g/8

VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 144

Full Description

B&W 22 mins. 35mm 1,970 ft. Film Censor's Certificate No. G5712 (24 May 1957) NFU Film Information Sheet No. 130 Cat. Refs. 1958 p.49; 1962 p.64; 1967-68 p.36;1973 p.18; 1977 p.17. B&W 22 mins. 35mm 1,970 ft. The New Zealand section of the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Edmund Hillary, sails in the Endeavour from N.Z. to the Ross Sea. They build their base on Ross Island, make aerial surveys of the vast glaciers and Antarctic mountain ranges, and by planes and dog-teams establish depots on the polar plateau. They also conduct research into seal and penguin life around McMurdo Sound, visit Scott's and Shackleton's huts, and some members fly over the South Pole before the Endeavour returns to New Zealand, leaving 23 men to spend the Antarctic winter at Scott Base. Viewing copies : VHS Video- R.V. 28 16mm film- W3471/16BW185 35mm film- W3606/g/8 VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 144

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