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The Building of Tonsberg House
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  Copyright - Crown, expired - picture taken 1954

Tonsberg House being built at the bottom of the slope where it is less exposed and easier to get supplies to from the sea. Note how broken and irregular the terrain is leading to the placement of pillars onto which the hut is being built. This is a regular feature of building in Antarctica. Solid land is a rare commodity and the rock substrates are often as difficult to build on as this one.

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007

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