Ross Dependency


Scott L1-L4; USA Scott C39


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.