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Cows in Antarctica? How one expedition milked them for all their worth


Nielsen, HEF and Leane, E, Cows in Antarctica? How one expedition milked them for all their worth, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 14 August 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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Domestic animals are rarely associated with Antarctica. However, before non-native species (bar humans) were excluded from the continent in the 1990s, many travelled to the far south. These animals included not only the obvious sledge dogs, but also ponies, sheep, pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs and a goat. Perhaps the most curious case occurred in 1933, when US Admiral Richard E. Byrdís second Antarctic expedition took with it three Guernsey cows.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Antarctica, Byrd, settler colonialism, animal studies, exploration, cows
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:History of empires, imperialism and colonialism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding past societies not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nielsen, HEF (Dr Hanne Nielsen)
UTAS Author:Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
ID Code:120532
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT120100402)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-08-28
Last Modified:2021-02-02

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