Kōrero: Subantarctic islands

Weather-station staff singing, 1959 (2 o 2)

Weather-station staff singing, 1959

A group of men isolated on Campbell Island for a year, the weather-station staff had to make their own fun. Here ‘Campbell Choral’ dress up in rags from the cleaning bag and sing. They are (from left) carpenter Doug Herkt (with a genuine eye injury), meteorological observer Bob Lamb, cook Bob Rae, senior ionosphere observer Bob Thompson and leader George Poppleton.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Philip George Poppleton Collection (PAColl-5545)
Reference: PA12-1424-035
Photograph by Philip George Poppleton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Jock Phillips, 'Subantarctic islands - Second World War and after', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38564/weather-station-staff-singing-1959 (accessed 24 September 2021)

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