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Opening Scott Base in 1957


Flag-raising ceremony at the opening of Scott Base on 20 January 1957. Appropriately, as the base was named after British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, the New Zealand flag was raised on a flagstaff that had been used by Scott at Hut Point in 1903.


© Geoffrey Lee Martin, Antarctica NZ Pictorial Collection: TAE499

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