The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust
Antarctic Heritage Trust, a New Zealand based charity, was formed in
1987. The Trust has assumed responsibility, on behalf of the international
community, for the historic huts, sites and artefacts associated with
the first explorers and their expeditions to Antarctica.
The historical sites include huts, improvised shelters, memorials and
supply depots, some of which have already reached their centenary, all
invaluable legacies to the brave explorers of their time. There are
over 30 sites in the Ross Sea region alone.
NZAHT is the guardian of Scott's huts located at Hut Point and Cape
Evans, Shackleton's hut located at Cape Royds and Borchgrevink's hut
at Cape Adare. The Trust has recently launched a world-leading, international
heritage restoration project to restore these historic huts located
in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. The project was launched by Her
Royal Highness Princess Anne in February 2002.
For full details of NZAHT's projects go to the Heritage Antarctica
where you can also find out how to lend your support to the New Zealand
The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust
In 1993 the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust was set up as a
support group to the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. The UKAHT
watches over the conservation of heritage sites on the Antarctic Peninsular.
It's objectives include promoting an educational programme for young
people, the acquisition and preservation of Antarctic memorabilia in
the UK, and administrating the Friends of Antarctica organization.
Full information about the UKAHT can be seen on the same website as
the NZAHT: www.heritage-antarctica.org.
For details of how to joint the Friends of Antarctica, e-mail Rachel
Morgan, the Trust's Director, at email@example.com.
Members are kept informed of Antarctic news and developments through
the newsletter Bergy Bits, issued bi-annually. There is also
the occasional opportunity to meet other Friends of Antarctica, usually
including a talk or similar entertainment.