Cape Expedition, Scientific Results of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Expedition. 1941-45

Creator

Date

[1945 - ]

Identifier

Expedtions (Special Collections) Q115 C36 1941.

Publisher

Wellington: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

Abstract

The supposed scientific nature of this expedition was a front to cover a secret war-time coast-watch programme. The New Zealand Government were suspicious that Germans were using sub-Antarctic islands as bases. Three, four, or five men were stationed at three bases, two on Auckland Island and one on Campbell Island. The men were relieved only once a year. Along with their coast-watching duties the men were charged with making scientific observations on the weather, the environment and the wildlife. All participants in the expedition were demobbed in October 1945.

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___, “Cape Expedition, Scientific Results of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Expedition. 1941-45,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8101.