Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Robert Falcon Scott Memorial, Corner Oxford Terrace and Worcester Blvd, Christchurch
The Scott statue makes an appropriate venue for the recognition and commemoration of Antarctic contributions past and present.
Immediately following the service at the Transitional Cathedral, please join the Antarctic Society, our partners, and distinguished guests for the laying of wreathes at the statue.
The wreath laying ceremony commenced in the 1930’s when Admiral Byrd celebrated Scott. Since then the NZ Antarctic Society, joined by Antarctica NZ and the Antarctic Office, has gathered the citizens of our gateway city and international visitors, to lay commemorative wreaths and say a few words to celebrate our connections with Antarctica.
Four wreaths are laid. These represent our city Otautahi Christchurch, the New Zealand Antarctic Society, the explorers and science currently coordinated by Antarctica NZ and the international community collaboration.