Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington’s scientific community has held a unique relationship with Antarctica for more than 60 years. Since 1957, VUWAE expeditions have taken over 400 staff and students to the ice to assist in discovering and understanding this remarkable part of the planet.
A VUWAE reunion was organised by the Antarctic Research Centre in 2008, with those attending being invited to bring photographs and artefacts for donation or scanning. That collection is now held within Tapuaka, VUW Library’s Heritage & Archives area, along with the VUWAE trip reports and various other published and unpublished archives. It provides an interesting and very human counterpoint to the more scientific records each trip produces. Join us to learn more about the history of Antarctic Exploration at Victoria University of Wellington, and how we are working to bring some of these archives online via Recollect and Digital NZ.
Health & Safety
In the event of a fire or earthquake, attendees will need to evacuate via the stairwell, down three flights of stairs to the ground floor.
1-2pm Thu 2 Nov