National Geographic : 1936 Feb
art Photograph by W. Robert Moore HILL-GIRT DUNEDIN IS THE EDINBURGH OF NEW ZEALAND It was founded in 1848 by a group of Scots and is the capital of Otago Province. Admiral Byrd departed from here onhis first expedition into the Antarctic when he flew over the South Pole. He also landed here upon his return to civilization after both Antarctic ventures, and used itasabase for his ships, because itisthe nearest large city to Little America. In 1933 and 1934 Lincoln Ellsworth's ship, Wyatt Earp, also departed from Port Chalmers, atthe mouth ofthe long shallow harbor (see text, page 197).