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Scientists aboard the Discovery

Scientists aboard the Discovery

The BANZARE (British Australia New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition) ship Discovery had a section reserved for scientific work, shown here. Bending over some specimens is New Zealand scientist Robert Falla. The Discovery travelled along the edge of Antarctica and visited Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard and Macquarie islands in 1929–30. A BANZARE report on birds written by Falla and published in 1937 became a classic.

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Australian Antarctic Division
Reference: IA10012
Photograph by Frank Hurley

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Nigel Roberts, 'Antarctica and New Zealand - The Ross Dependency', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Nigel Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012