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19th Marion Island Overwintering Team

The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa’s online archive success depends on the material provided to us by previous overwintering members, take-over personnel, ship personnel, scientists – every single person that boarded some ship going down south into the Antarctic waters.

Today I would like to thank Yvonne Verster, daughter of Jan Nagel who was a team member of the 19th Marion Island Overwintering Team (1962).

Yvonne sent us a very valuable photo of M19 together with Oubaas (a Southern African Rhodesian ridgeback breed that was a companion for the Marion teams during the sixties).

I would herewith like to encourage anyone with photos and documents to contact me at – let’s all create an Antarctic Legacy!

Photo: The 1962 Marion overwinter team (Marion 19) – Left to right: G. le Grange, M. Fourie, J.Franken, J. Horn, R.Statt, J.Nagel; In front: L. van den Ven & Oubaas (see full record here).


Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 25 July 2018.

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