Title Norway and the "winning" of Australian Antarctica
Author Barrett, N.D.
Author Affil Barrett, N.D., University of Tasmania, Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Source Polar Record, 45(235), p.360-367. Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0032- 2474
Publication Date 2009
Notes In English GeoRef Acc. No: 309180
Index Terms Falkland Islands; Antarctica--Queen Maud Land; 1929-31 Mawson Expedition; Antarctica; Atlantic Ocean Islands; Australian Antarctic Territory; expeditions; history; international relations; legislation; policy; politics; Queen Maud Land; South America; territorial claims
Abstract Examines history of British, Norwegian and Australian territorial claims in Antarctica from 1906-1939. British policy was initially formulated around value of whale oil from fisheries in South Atlantic waters, and after 1919 was developed by Leopold Amery into claim to whole continent. Following Imperial Conference in 1926 efforts were made to extend British jurisdiction through process which led to establishment of Australian Antarctic Territory in 1933. Norwegian whalers sought territory free of British control by claiming Bouvet Island in 1927. Tacit Norwegian support of British and Australian claims in return for British support of Norwegian claims west of Australian sector may bring into question role of Mawson's 1929-31 BANZARE expedition in securing Australian territorial claim.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1017/S0032247409008328
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91164