Welcome to South Africa’s Antarctic Legacy Project

This is an on-going database as run by the Antarctic Legacy Project based at the department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University. As a history research project we aim to collect and store the stories, memories, photographs and other documents pertaining to South Africans in the Antarctic and on the Sub-Antarctic Islands since the turn of the previous century.

The role South Africans have played in scientific, biological and meteorological research in the Sub-Antarctic Ocean has never been fully recognized until now, with this project. Through this database, we hope to do justice and give acknowledgement to these men and women. This archive also serves as the primary source of research-material regarding the personal and professional experiences of South African scientists who have worked in the Sub-Antarctic Region. The photographs and documents in this archive are from the personal collections of many of South Africa’s finest Antarctic and Marion scientists and explorers.

Please note that this database is for academic and research purposes only. Access to this database is free. The information contained here can be downloaded and reproduced (without charge) for academic purposes, but the information remains copyright protected and should be cited as such. Copyright belongs to quoted author/holder.

We trust that you will find everything you are looking for, as well as some interesting things you are not. (How to use ALSA archive see Reference Material) Look around and if you have any contributions to make to the archive, let us know!

Contact Details

  • Ria Olivier
  • Email: riaolivier@sun.ac.za
  • Phone: +27 21 808 3234

 

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