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Representatives of 12 nations met regularly in Washington from mid-1958 until early 1959 to discuss the proposals and draft a treaty. On the 1st of December, 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by government representatives of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the then USSR, the UK and the USA. […]

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A solstice can be defined in a number of ways but few really explain the mechanics of the phenomenon. Firstly, a solstice can be said to be either of the times each year when the sun is furthest from the equator. It is also the time when the sun is vertically above the Tropic of […]

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In a recent article on ALSA we mentioned that an archive is a by-product of human activity preserved in material to provide a direct window on past events.  ALSA wants to be the custodian for these artefacts that are housed at bases and in personal collections.  ALSA would like to become the memory of our […]

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International Archives day is celebrated on 9 June 2019: Designing the Archives in the 21st Century We would like to think that Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) is putting people at the centre of our archive. ALSA is based on an on-going digital based archive at the Stellenbosch University. The ALSA archive aims to […]

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Memories from the past available through preservation – and we are once again reminded of this by the passing of SANAE 2 team member. ALSA receives many emails from previous team members of SANAE, Marion and Gough. These are mostly of members wanting to come in contact with past team members. The worldwide web and […]

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Patrick Morant, a friend and benefactor of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa project, died on 30 March at the age of 73.  Pat was recovering in hospital from a serious infection when he had a fall resulting in a brain hemorrhage and an ensuing coma, from which he never recovered.   Patrick, a retired […]

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A new collection category, MAPS, has been added to the digital repository/archive of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa. As from today all maps of earlier times as well as current times will be added to this category. The first few entries to this collection includes the the digital Maps of Antarctica, by Dr Geoffrey […]

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   Hannes and John share their names as Hannes (Johannes) in the Afrikaans language is John in English. Although that is not all they have in common. Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) connect John Knight with Hannes La Grange’s family and the common factor is the Trans Antarctic Expedition. John Knight emailed the project […]

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Correspondence from a member of the 3rd Biological expedition to Marion Island (29th Marion Overwintering Team, 1972 to 1973) with Johan Grobbelaar, Valdon Smith and Anthony de Villiers. Dane Gerneke a member to this expedition made contact with us. Via the worldwide web, Dropbox and zip files, we were able to get his images. These […]