The Ross Sea Committee is established on 26 May and held its first meeting on 3 June.
Scott Base is designed by Frank Ponder and a trial assembly is carried out at Rongotai.
Pram Point is selected as the site for Scott Base (8 January); the site is levelled (9 January), the Post Office is opened (11 January) and the first building, A Hut, is erected (14 January).
On 20 January Scott Base is officially opened.
Trans-Antarctic Expedition ended at
Scott Base 2 March.
IGY observations finish January.
Antarctic Division established 4 May.
First New Zealand death November
Scott Base becomes a permanent
Building of new huts and extension to old begins.
First visit of a Governor General
(Sir Bernard Fergusson).
Geoffrey Markham retires as Superintendent Antarctic Division.
Original yellow of Scott Base changed to green.
First RNZAF “Operation Ice Cube Flight”.
Cape Bird field station opened.
Road completed between Scott Base and McMurdo Station.
Present ski field opened.
New generators installed.
10th Anniversary of Scott Base celebrated.
First “Winfly” 28 August.
First New Zealand woman visits Scott Base (Marie Darby).
Heated board-walks laid in covered ways.
New windows installed in kitchen and
Vanda Station opened 9 January.
Asgaard hut erected.
Antarctic Division moves to Christchurch.
Training at Lake Tekapo begins.
Jeremy Sykes killed in helicopter crash.
Last voyage south of the Endeavour.
High temperature incinerator installed.
Hallett Station closed.
First winter airdrop by RNZAF 1 August
Removal of old Q hut.
20th Anniversary Scott Base 20 January.
New Q hut completed (Stage 1).
MSSTS Drilling programme.
New powerhouse building started.
USAF winter airdrops recommenced.
First woman winters over (Thelma Rodgers).
Air NZ plane crash on Mt. Erebus 28 November.
Powerhouse completed (Stage 2).
Reverse Osmosis plant installed.
New sleeping quarters/ablutions completed (Stage 3A).
Arrival of the Transglobe Expedition.
New mess completed
First visit by New Zealand Prime Minister
(Rt. Hon. R. D. Muldoon).
25th Anniversary Scott Base 20 January.
First visit by British Royalty (Prince Edward).
Command Centre & post office completed
Hatherton Geosciences Lab completed
Workshop & marine shops completed
Heavy vehicle workshop completed
R. B. Thomson retires as Director, Antarctic Division, DSIR.
Old A Hut re-sited.
First winter medical evacuation of
New Zealander (Peter Harding).
Satellite Earth Station built at Arrival Heights.
Ross Island Helicopter tragedy.
Daylight saving introduced.
Visit of large tour ship Marco Polo.
Removal of Vanda Station.
Cape Roberts drilling site established.
Antarctica New Zealand established 1 July.
40th Anniversary VIP visit January.
The Ministerial on Ice meeting is held
at Scott Base.
Cape Roberts drilling project completed.
Ross Sea Region: a state of the environment report
ANDRILL drilling programme launched.
The LGP (Latitudinal Gradient Project) begins.
The Hillary Field Centre is officially named by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Scott Base Stage 3A and 3B is renamed the Thomson Building.
Arrival Heights scientific facility re-built.
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