Ross Dependency


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Ross Dependency

a section of Antarctica administered by New Zealand. (Claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959). Includes the coastal regions of Victoria Land and King Edward VII Land, the Ross Sea and islands, and the Ross Ice Shelf. Area: about 414 400 sq. km (160 000 sq. miles)
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Several Americans were adamant that the New Zealanders' goal in mapping the Ross Dependency was to secure "their" new geographic names, overriding any that the United States might wish to impose!
And the preservation of Scott's huts in the New Zealand sector of the Antarctic (the Ross Dependency) enables geopolitics and heritage to enrich one another.
The field site is located in New Zealand's Ross Dependency in Antarctica and the team includes scientists from New Zealand, Canada, the United States and France.
--The Ross Dependency (transferred to New Zealand in 1923)