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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 website, where you can also find out how to lend your support to the New Zealand initiative.

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:

For details of how to joint the Friends of Antarctica, e-mail Rachel Morgan, the Trust's Director, at 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.


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