Mapping Antarctica — The frozen continent revealed
- Date: Sunday, 1 - 12 December, 2019
9am to 5pm
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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60th anniversary of the Antarctica Treaty
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty on 1 December, the NZ Antarctic Society has partnered with LINZ to produce a new wall map of Antarctica which will be sent to every school in NZ this month. The large A0-sized wall map is a huge advance on previous maps of Antarctica.
The production of the new map was backed by a number of supporting partners including Victoria University of Wellington, Otago University, Waikato University, AUT University, NIWA, GNS, NZ Sea Rise, and the Antarctic Report.
The National Library in Wellington is hosting the launch of the new map, and they will exhibit the map alongside some of its historic predecessors in a three week mini-exhibition entitled “Mapping Antarctica – the frozen continent revealed”.