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Antarctica - a 1970s perspective

A special talk by Dr John McPherson hosted by New Zealand Antarctic Society in conjunction with VUW's Antarctic Research Centre. John will introduce and screen Antarctica –Footprints on a Frozen Continent, a 35 minute video put together from photos from his first field season as one of two grad students with VUWAE 15 (1970/71) studying the Beacon Sandstone. Like the book he published in 1975, it covers the geography and geologic history, the wildlife, the marvels of the Dry Valleys and Erebus Volcano, and the field life of scientists in those days John has in just the last few years applied modern technology to create this video from the superb still images he captured on camera 50 years ago.


John McPherson



Victoria University of Wellington


GBLT1, Government Buildings, VUW Pipitea Campus,

6:00pm Thu 8 June, 2023 - 7:00pm Thu 8 June, 2023