Commemorating the first Trans-Antarctic crossing 1957-8

Maker and role
Ross Sea Committee, Maker
Production date
20 Jan 1958

Object detail

Accession number
First day envelope with an illustration on the front showing two men (presumably Edmund Hillary and Vivian Fuchs) shaking hands in a snowy landscape. They stand beside a sled dog team and a Tucker Sno-cat vehicle. A De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver flies low overhead. Four Ross Dependency stamps are at top right, and the envelope is stamped by Ross Dep. Scott Base.
The enveloped is addressed to a Miss E Wallace.
Signature/Marks and Type
"Antarctic meeting Ross Dep[endency] 20 Jan 1958. " Stamped
"Miss E Wallace / Murphy's Rd / Springlands / Blenheim / Marlborough" Hand-written
Physical description
1 envelope : illustrations (colour) ; 10 x 23 cm
Record level
Credit line
<C> Ross Sea Committee. 20 Jan 1958. Commemorating the first Trans-Antarctic crossing 1957-8, MSS-2021-12.2. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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