Story: Antarctica and New Zealand

Prime ministerial visit, 1982 (2nd of 3)

Prime ministerial visit, 1982

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon is shown visiting Scott Base in 1982, the site's 25th anniversary. Muldoon was the first prime minister to visit the base, and was followed soon after by Prince Edward, the first member of the royal family to visit. By the time Muldoon arrived, the huskies he is shown patting were there simply for recreational purposes. Their sledge-pulling duties had been taken over by motor toboggans, called 'tin dogs' by Scott Base staff. 

Photograph courtesy of Antarctica New Zealand

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAXO W4742 8029 Box 4 9

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How to cite this page:

Nigel Roberts, 'Antarctica and New Zealand - Developments after the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Nigel Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012