Scott Base 50th Anniversay Celebrations

20 January 2007 was the 50th anniversay of the opening of Scott Base.

The New Zealand Antarctic Society held a commerative weekend Friday 28 - Sunday 30 September 2007

50 Years on the Ice


Commemorative Weekend

Antarctic Anniversary Calls for Registrations

Anniversary celebrations marking New Zealand's 50 years of activity in Antarctica were held during Christchurch's 2007 Antarctic Week by the New Zealand Antarctic Society, in association with Christchurch International Airport Ltd, Antarctic New Zealand and The International Antarctic Centre.

The 50 years celebration was held over Friday 28 September - Sunday 30 September 2007. The Antarctic Society seeks registrations from persons, civilian and military, previously or currently associated with New Zealand's Antarctic programmes. The event will feature special exhibitions, historic films, an informal function and an Anniversary dinner for 600 registrants and VIP guests at Air Force World, Wigram. The society's patron is Sir Edmund Hillary.

Full brochure and programme of events held is available here...

Photographs from the weekend are available at the photographers websitehere