FIRST TRANS-ANTARCTIC CROSSING 1957-58
Signed by the
parties that crossed the Antarctic continent at the South Pole
Station, including now "Sir Fuchs". One cover was made and given
to each that wintered over and assisted at the South Pole. Some
of the signers later climbed Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary.
A total of 18 covers were prepared.
In 1923 Great Britain established the Ross Sea Dependency. It
claimed that territory, in addition to the Falkland Islands Dependencies,
and levied taxes on whaling companies operating in those areas.
Shortly thereafter the jurisdiction of the Ross Dependency was
given to New Zealand.