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New Zealand Antarctic Territory (Ross Dependency)
 
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                         Adopted 30 Jul 1923
   
Map of New Zealand
Antarctic Claim
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"God Defend New Zealand"
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Constitution Act
(1 Jan 1987)
Capital: Scott Base
(Wellington 1923-1957)
Currency: New Zealand
Dollar (NZD) 
National Holiday: 6 Feb (1840)
Waitangi Day
Population: Uninhabited
Seasonal Research Staff
Summer (Jan): 85
Winter (Jul): 10
(2008-2009)
Total Active Armed Forces: N/A
Defense is the Responsibility of New Zealand
Merchant marine: N/A
Number of Year-round Stations: 1
Summer-only Stations: 0
(2008-2009)
GDP: $N/A
International Organizations/Treaties: UPU
New Zealand
Antarctic
Territory
Chronology

 9 Jan 1841                 Ross Ice Shelf and Victoria Land claimed
                              for Britain.
23 Jul 1923                 Antarctica between 160E and 150W longitudes
                              and south of 60
annexed by Britain and named
                             
Ross Dependency.
30 Jul 1923                 Ross Dependency is transferred to New Zealand.
20 Jan 1957                 
Scott Base base in Antarctica opens, from
                              5 Mar 1958 under New Zealand (a 
permanent
                              base since 1962).
 4 May 1959                
New Zealand Antarctic Division established.
 1 Jul 1996                 New Zealand Antarctic Institute, later renamed
                              Antarctica New Zealand, established.

 
 
 
 


Governors of Ross Dependency
30 Jul 1923 -               the Governors-general of New Zealand

Superintendent of the New Zealand Antarctic Program
May 1959 - Apr 1965         Geoffrey W. Markham
Directors of the New Zealand Antarctic Program
Apr 1965 - Dec 1988         Robert Baden Thompson             (b. 1927 - d. 2008)
Dec 1988 - Sep 1990         Hugh Logan
Sep 1990 - Jul 1992         Dave Geddes (acting)
12 Jul 1992 -  1 Jul 1996   Gillian S. Wratt (f)              (b. 1954)  
Chief Executive Officers of Antarctica New Zealand
 1 Jul 1996 - Jul 2002      Gillian S. Wratt (f)              (s.a.) 
Jul
2002 - 2013             Lou Sanson
Jan 2014 -                  Peter Beggs                       (b. 1968?)


Administrators of 
Ross Dependency
15 Nov 1923 1926         George Samuel Hooper
23 Oct 1926 1927         William Whiteford
1928 1929                Edward Hillis Marshall
11 Oct 1929 1953         William Wigmore Stuart             (d. 1953)
27 Aug 1953 - 23 Jan 1957  Harold Ruegg                       (b. 1902 - d. 1990)
Officers of the Government of the Ross Dependency
(the 
Senior Officer in charge of Scott Base)
1957 - 1958                Trevor Hatherton                   (b. 1924 - d. 1992)
1958 - 1959                Linden H. Martin
1959 - 1960                Rodney Hewitt                      (b. 1913 - d. 1964)
1960 - 1961                James Lennox-King
1961 - 1962                V.E. Donnelly
1962 - 1963                Colin Maxwell Clark (1st time)     (b. 1931 - d. 2002)
1963 - 1964                Ronald Arthur Tinker
1964 - 1965                Russell Endean Rawle               (d. 2005)
1965 - 1966                Adrian Hayter                      (b. 1914 - d. 1990)
1966 - 1967                Michael Maynard Prebble            (b. c.1939 - d. 1995)
1967 - 1968 
               Colin Maxwell Clark (2nd time)     (s.a.)
1968 - 1969 
               William James Webb
1969 - 1970 
              Robin Foubister
1970 - 1971 
              Robert Bruce Willis
1971 - 1972 
              Brian Porter
1972 - 1973 
              James Richard Milton Barber
1973 - 1974  
              Peter Gersham Frazer
1974 - 1975 
               Harold Everard Wilfred Jones Roberts
1975 - 1976 
               James Arthur Newman
1976 - 1977 
               Hamish Durward Raynham
1977 - 1978 
               Kevin Arthur Tasker
                           +
James Sidney Rankin
1978 - 1979                Robert Samuel Straight
                           + John Ridgeway Lythgoe
1979 - 1980                John Raynor Presland
1980 - 1981                Michael Maynard Prebble
                           + Charles Ashley Roper
1981 - 1982                Robert Joseph Clark
                           + John Bamford Sims
1982 - 1983                Anthony Edward Newton
                           + Leo Bernard Slattery (1st time)
1983 - 1984                John Martin Thurston
                           + Graham Charles Woodhead
1984 - 1985                Norman David Hardie
                           + Eric John Saxby
1985 - 1986                Peter Lewis Cresswell
                           + Leo Bernard Slattery (2nd time)
1986 - 1987                Peter Lewis Cresswell
                           + James Sidney Rankin
1987 - 1988                Stuart Grey
                           + Keith Martin
1988 - 1989                Graeme Ayres
                           + Malcolm McFarlane
1989 - 1990                Alister Pringle
1990 - 1991                Ross McDonald
1991 - 1992                Kerry Patterson
1992 - 1993                Roger Moffat
1993 - 15 Oct 1994         Grant Michael Avery
1994 - 1995                Warren Herrick
1995 - 15 Oct 1996         Ronald Frank Rogers
1996 - 15 Oct 1997         Michael Parick Mahon
1997 - 1998                Steve Franklin
1998 - 16 Oct 1999         Kevin R. Rigarlsford (1st time)
1999 - 16 Oct 2000         Jonathan Gilbert Leitch
2000 - 2001                Dave Brice
2001 - 2002                Luke Huddleton
2002 - 10 Oct 2003         Douglas Bell 
2003 - 2004                Dan Mathers
2004 - 2005                Kevin R. Rigarlsford (2nd time)
2005 - 2006                Vicki E. Addison (f)
2006 - 15 Oct 2007         Glenn S. Powell
Oct 2007 - 20 Oct 2008     Grant Andrew Hill
2009 - 2010                Nathan Thomas Cross
2010                       Julie A.E. Patterson (f)
2010 - 10 Oct 2010        
Thomas Edward Arnold
2010 - 2011                Ed Butler
2011 - 10 Oct 2011         Troy Kevin Beaumont
2011 - 10 Oct 2012         Simon Shelton
2012 - 10 Oct 2013         Rebecca "Becky" Goodsell (f)
2013 - 20 Feb 2014         Peter Gerard McCarthy
2014 -                     Bruce Stevenson

Territorial Dispute: New Zealand Antarctic claim is recognized by Australia, France, Norway and U.K., but it is not recognized by the United Nations, U.S., Russia or by most other countries.







  Ben Cahoon