This wooden cross to the victims of the Erebus disaster was erected above Scott Base by recovery workers. The original caption to the photograph reads: 'DC10 cross erected on nunatak near accident site. Mt Erebus behind'. On 30 January 1987 a stainless steel cross replaced this original one, which had eroded.
Image: Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga, Christchurch Regional Office
Reference: CAHU CH282/Box13/9 Large black and white prints of crash site operations December 1979 [with captions], 1979
How to cite this page
'Cross on Mt Erebus', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/erebus-cross, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 9-Apr-2014