A statement today that this country is producing more results per head of scientists in the Antarctic than any other nation.
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Background: A statement today that this country is producing more results per head of scientists in the Antarctic than any other nation.
Its been made by the retiring leader of Scott Base, Mr Robin Foubrater, who returned home to Christchurch today.
He says the matting up of New Zealand's Vanda Station in the Wright Dry Valley was probably the major scientific achievement in the Antarctic last year.
And he says Scott Dane is now ready for its first women scientist, a Christchurch woman Mira Jan Young.
But the woman who has the distinction of being the first woman scientist to work in the Antarctic is Mrs Fuller Schwarre. She's now at the American care at McBurdo Sound getting ready to study penguian at Capa Crozier, about 50 miles from ???.
But the first job for her and her husband - - is to get acquainted with the Antarctic. They're going to be there for most of the summer and once work begins in warmest, they'll not have much time for eightaveing. In this case it's the statute to a former Antarctic explorer. Richard S. Byrd. He was famous for exploration in both polar regions and was the first man to fly over the South Pole in an aircraft.
At the Chapel of the ??? the couple call on 1/2 Chaplin R.l. Barr who wintered over at McMurdo. German-born Mrs Sahwerse was able to translate a letter to the Chaplain written in German which asked for an Antarctic postmark.
The couple were flown to the Antarctic last week and today were scheduled to be flown to the penguin rockbery at Cope Crosier to begin their studies. This will include the reaction of penguins to natural entries, such as the leopard seal.
The couple will be analysing results of their field work in this United States Antarctic Research Programme warehouse, where they've also been for the last few days getting ready to move into the field.