Scenes of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59, a scientific exploration of the continent Antarctica.
John Harrison with frozen seal. Scenes of husky dogs being tied together, team of dogs pulling sleigh across snow landscape. Scenes of men building hut at Scott Base. Convoy of vehicles [Cary’s Field Trip]. Buildings [McMurdo Base]. American icebreaker ships, small plane flying overhead. Men on traveling vessel, views of open sea. Ship on open sea [NZMS Endeavour]. Men on board boat, dog on deck. Pilot boat draws alongside ship. (Blank film)
American helicopter beside a pile of provisions on ground. Scenes of group setting up camp in snow, helicopter flies off. Various views of Antarctic landscape. Close up shots of men at camp, men crawling out of tent with rations. Boxes of food in snow outside tent, including Nescafe and Cadbury’s products. (Blank film)
Aerial views of snow landscape, Antarctica, including McMurdo Station, plane comes in to land. US naval planes refueling on ice.
Scott Base AA sign, three men read sign. Men in camp: a number of tents are surrounded by provisions lying in snow. Men skiing and pulling sled. Views of settlement and vehicles including ‘Trans-Antarctic Expedition’ vehicle. American helicopter, earth moving vehicle. Signpost. Man walking across landscape, panoramic view of landscape. Close up view of man. ‘Trans-Antarctic Expedition’ vehicle driving across snow, man standing on back of trailer. Man driving hole in ground.
American navy helicopter, men dragging sled out to meet helicopter, helicopter lifts off. Aerial views of landscape. Naval helicopter on ground, men and provisions beside it, helicopter takes off. Men in front of camp walking across landscape. Men overlooking landscape from high angle. Man leaning against rock pile with flag flying on top. Close up of men in landscape. Man walking down slope in crampons. Man chipping at rocks.
Man writing in notebook. Man surveying landscape with equipment. Man climbing rock face. Two men on hilltop, panoramic view of Antarctic landscape. Man digging snow. Three men including two in uniform, one eating chunk of snow. Aerial views of landscape. Helicopter taking off. Men building snow cave. Men traveling across landscape on sled pulled by dogs.