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Signing the Antarctic Treaty

Signing the Antarctic Treaty

United States representative Herman Phleger signs the Antarctic Treaty in December 1959. Phleger sent this photograph to Laurence McKinley Gould, a scientist and Antarctic explorer whose publications and lecture tours on his polar experiences helped shape the United States’ approach to the region in the mid-20th century. Phleger’s writing on the photograph reads: ‘To Laurence Gould, without whom there would be no Antarctica treaty, with warm regards, Herman Phleger’.

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Nigel Roberts, 'Antarctica and New Zealand - The Antarctic Treaty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Nigel Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012