The New Zealand Antarctic Society was formed in 1933 and has branches in New Zealand's main centres as well as an international membership.
Except for a small recess during World War 2 it has been active throughout New Zealand since 1933.
There are currently three active branches in New Zealand
Antarctic - Our journal
The society publishes four times a year our full colour journal (magazine style) which covers a wide range of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic topics, including:
Articles cover a full range of international Antarctic and Subantarctic matters, including:
News from National Antarctic programmes;
Summary of Antarctic Treaty Meetings;
Restoration of historic sites;
Results from science projects;
Whaling, and fishing news;
Historical commentary and essays;
Book reviews; and
Tributes to those who have passed away.
A copy of our Constitution is available for download by clicking this link.
Over the years the Society has published a number of books covering a wide range of Antarctic topics. Our most recent books include a book on Vanda Station in the Wright Dry Valley and a collection of polar articles published first published in The Christchurch Press.
Over the years the Society has undertaken or contributed to a wide range of projects to ensure that New Zealand's Antarctic endeavours are not forgotten with time. These include:
the Byrd Memorial on Mt Victoria, Wellington;
the placing of a headstone on Harry McNeish's grave in the Karori cemetery; and
most recently the collection of oral archives of New Zealander's involved in the early years since 1956 .