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Ross Dependency
(
New Zealand Antarctic Territory)
 
 [Flag of New Zealand]
                         Adopted 30 Jul 1923
   
Map of New Zealand
Antarctic Claim
Hear National Anthem
"God Defend New Zealand"
Hear National Anthem
 "God Save the Queen"
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
Ross Dependency
(New Zealand

Antarctic
Territory)
Chronology

 9 Jan 1841                 Ross Ice Shelf and Victoria Land claimed for
                              for U.K. by British Capt. James Clark Ross.
16 Aug 1923                 Antarctic seas which comprised all the islands and
                              territories between 160E
and 150W longitudes
                              situated south of 60 S
annexed by the U.K.
                              to New Zealand and is named Ross Dependency
                             
(by order of 30 Jul 1923).
20 Jan 1957                 
Scott Base base in Antarctica opens, from
                              5 Mar 1958 under New Zealand (and is a
permanent
                              base from 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
16 Aug 1923 -               the Governors-general of New Zealand

Superintendent of the New Zealand Antarctic Program (in Wellington)
May 1959 - 15 Apr 1965      Geoffrey Will Markham             (b. 1907 - d. 1997)
Directors of the New Zealand Antarctic Program (in Wellington, from 1970 Christchurch)
Apr 1965 - Dec 1988         Robert Baden Thompson             (b. 1927 - d. 2008)
Dec 1988 - Sep 1990         Hugh Logan
Sep 1990 - Jul 1992         David "Dave" Eric Geddes (acting) (b. 1945 - d. 2015)
12 Jul 1992 -  1 Jul 1996   Gillian Shirley Wratt (f)         (b. 1954)  
Chief Executive Officers of Antarctica New Zealand (in Christchurch)
 1 Jul 1996 - Jul 2002      Gillian Shirley Wratt (f)         (s.a.) 
Jul
2002 - Sep 2013         Lou Sanson
Sep 2013 -  3 Jan 2014      Peter Smith (acting)
 4 Jan 2014 -               Peter Beggs                       (b. 1968?)


Administrators of 
Ross Dependency
15 Nov 1923 1926         George Samuel Hooper               (b. 1875 - d. 1931)
23 Oct 1926 1928         William Whiteford
1928 1929                Edward Hillis Marshall             (b. 1885 - d. 1975)
14 Oct 1929 1952         William Wigmore Stuart             (b. 1891 - d. 1952)
27 Aug 1953 - 23 Jan 1957  Harold Ruegg                       (b. 1902 - d. 1990)
Officers of the Government of the Ross Dependency
(the 
Senior Officers in charge of Scott Base)
1957 - 1958                Trevor Hatherton                   (b. 1924 - d. 1992)
1958 - 1959                Linden Herbert Martin              (b. 1921 - d. 2003)
1959 - 1960                Rodney Hewitt                      (b. 1913 - d. 1964)
1960 - 1961                James Lennox-King                  (b. 1914 - d. 2002)
1961 - 1962                Vincent Edward Donnelly            (b. 1920 - d. 2000)
1962 - 1963                Colin Maxwell Clark (1st time)     (b. 1931 - d. 2002)
1963 - 1964                Ronald Arthur Tinker               (b. 1913 - d. 1982)
1964 - 1965                Russell Endean Rawle               (b. 1911 - d. 2005)
1965 - 1966                Adrian Hayter                      (b. 1914 - d. 1990)
1966 - 1967                Michael Maynard Prebble (1st time) (b. 1929 - d. 1998)
1967 - 1968 
               Colin Maxwell Clark (2nd time)     (s.a.)
1968 - 1969 
               William James Webb
1969 - 1970 
              Robin Foubister                    (b. c.1935)
1970 - 1971 
              Robert Bruce Willis
1971 - 1972 
              Brian Porter
1972 - 1973 
              James Richard Milton Barker
1973 - 1974  
              Peter Gersham Frazer
1974 - 1975 
               Harold Everard Wilfred Jones
                             Roberts
1975 - 1976 
               James Arthur Newman
1976 - 1977 
               Hamish Durward Raynham             (b. 1939)
1977 - 1978 
               Kevin Arthur Tasker                (b. c.1927)
                           +
James Sidney Rankin (1st time)   (b. c.1938)
1978 - 1979                Robert Samuel Straight             (b. c.1927)
                           + John Ridgeway Lythgoe            (b. c.1945)
1979 - 1980                John Raynor Presland               (b. c.1934)
1980 - 1981                Michael Maynard Prebble (2nd time) (s.a.)
                           + Charles Ashley Roper             (b. 1929 - d. 1994)
1981 - 1982                Robert Joseph Clark
                           + John Bamford Sims
1982 - 1983                Anthony Edward Newton              (b. c.1945)
                           + Leo Bernard Slattery (1st time)  (b. c.1953)
1983 - 1984                John Martin Thurston
                           + Graham Charles Woodhead          (b. c.1946)
1984 - 1985                Norman David Hardie                (b. 1924)
                           + Eric John Saxby                  (b. c.1937)
1985 - 1986                Peter Lewis Cresswell (1st time)   (b. c.1940)
                           + Leo Bernard Slattery (2nd time)  (s.a.)
1986 - 1987                Peter Lewis Cresswell (2nd time)   (s.a.)
                           + James Sidney Rankin (2nd time)   (s.a.)
1987 - 1988                Stuart Grey
                           + Keith Martin
1988 - 1989                Graeme Ayres
                           + Malcolm MacFarlane (1st time)    (b. c.1956)
1989                       David "Dave" Eric Geddes           (s.a.)
1989 - 1990                Alister Pringle                    (b. c.1949)
1990 - 1991                Ross McDonald
1991                       Brett Fotheringham                 (b. c.1963)
1991 - 1992                Kerry Patterson

1992 - 1993                Roger Moffat
Oct 1993 - 15 Oct 1994     Grant Michael Avery                (b. c.1959)
1994 - 1995                Warren George Herrick              (b. 1957 - d. 2009)
1995 - 15 Oct 1996         Malcolm Macfarlane (2nd time)      (s.a.)
                           + Peter Brookman
1996 - 15 Oct 1997         Michael Patrick Mahon              (b. c.1956)
1997 - 16 Oct 1998         Steve Mark Franklin
1998 - 16 Oct 1999         Kevin Richard Rigarlsford (1st time)
1999 - 16 Oct 2000         Jonathan Gilbert Leitch
2000 - 15 Oct 2001         David Fredrick Leicester Brice     (b. c.1958)
2001 - 10 Oct 2002         Luke Thomas Jon Haddleton
2002 - 10 Oct 2003         Douglas Bell 
2003 - 10 Oct 2004         Daniel Ronald Mathers
2004 - 2005                Kevin Richard Rigarlsford (2nd time)
2005 - 2006                Vicki Elaine Addison (f)
2006 - 15 Oct 2007         Glenn Stephen Powell
Oct 2007 - 20 Oct 2008     Grant Andrew Hill
2008 - 2008
                Erik Ronald Barnes
                           + Yvonne Boesterling (f)
                           + Iain James Miller
2008 - 10 Oct 2009         Nathan Thomas Cross
2009 - 28 Feb 2010        
Julie Elizabeth Anne Patterson (f)
2010 - 10 Oct 2010        
Thomas Edward Arnold
2010 - 2011                Edward Richard Townsend Butler
2011 - 10 Oct 2011         Troy Kevin Beaumont
2011 - 10 Oct 2012         Simon Peter Shelton
2012 - 10 Oct 2013         Rebecca "Becky" Goodsell (f)
                             (1st time)
2013 - 2014                Peter Gerard McCarthy
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015        Bruce Stevenson
Feb 2015 - 20 Oct 2015    
Rebecca "Becky" Goodsell (f)
                             (2nd time)
Oct 2015 - Feb 2016        Alistair "Mac" McColl
Feb 2016 -  3 Oct 2016     Andrew "Andy" Waters
 3 Oct 2016 -              ....

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