Story: Antarctica and New Zealand

Exploration, 1770s and 1819–20

Exploration, 1770s and 1819–20

The routes taken by British navigator James Cook in 1772–73 and Russian admiral Fabian von Bellingshausen in 1819 are shown on this map. Both travelled within the Antarctic Circle, but their explorations were complementary, with Bellingshausen filling in many of the gaps left after Cook’s expeditions.

Base map provided by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.

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Nigel Roberts, 'Antarctica and New Zealand - Voyages of discovery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/37138/exploration-1770s-and-1819-20 (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Nigel Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012