Cape Royds

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Cape Royds

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Historic Use of the Area

1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition or Nimrod Expedition. Leader: Shackleton Ships: Nimrod and Koonya. Built the Cape Royds Hut. (Re-used the Discovery Hut)

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The site is protected as ASPA No. 157


Archaeological assessments have been undertaken at the site by Neville Ritchie, Roger Fyfe and Sheridan Easdale. Extensive work along with hut conservation was not carried out until 2006/8, undertaken by the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Management Plan

Cape Royds Hut

External Resources

Antarctic Heritage Trust resources and virtual tour [1]


Harrowfield David L. 2004 Archaeology on Ice: a Review of Historical Archaeology in Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 26:5-28.