The New Zealand Antarctic Society was formed in 1933 and has 3 branches in New Zealand as well as an international membership.
The Society brings together people interested in Antarctica, to share knowledge in the fields of all sciences, exploration, discovery and mapping of Antarctica, to seek protection of the Antarctic environment, and to promote New Zealand's interests in Antarctica.
It is the only Antarctic organisation in the world to publish a full colour, magazine-style, quarterly publication (Antarctic) summarising international Antarctic events.
We have a very wide and varied membership. At its core are people who have first hand experience of Antarctica, including Old Antarctic Explorers (OAEs) from the earliest days of New Zealand, American, British and Australian exploration.
Others are people who have travelled to Antarctica more recently, some on tour ships. The remaining membership is made up of people who have a deep interest in Antarctica, often through related interests.
Quite a high proportion of our membership live outside New Zealand, and many are libraries that find our magazine has a valuable coverage of Antarctic affairs.
Membership entitles you to:
Antarctic, our magazine which is published in March, June, September and December each year.
Discounted rates on books published by the Society.
**** What's New ****
The End of the Heroic Era Conference
24 - 26 March 2017
The New Zealand Antarctic Society, in association with the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy invites you to a conference to mark 100 years since The End of the Heroic Era.
To find out more, and to register for the Conference click here...
William Joseph (Bill) Cranfield (1934-2017), Wing Commander (retired), AFC, Polar Medal
It is with much sadness we record the passing of Bill Cranfield in January 2017 at Christchurch. Bill was a long time supporter of the Society and a Life Member of the NZAS.
View and Search Past Issues
The NZ Antarctic Society has made back issues of its magazine Antarctic available for searching and download. These include all years from 1956 to 2013. These will be a valuable source of material for Antarctic researchers.
To view these click here .... or go to Our Magazine and follow the links.
Full text searching of issues from 1956 to 2006 is available here ....
All Antarctic indexes up to Volume 33 have been consolidated into a single pdf file. Index to all Volumes is now available for download here...