Proclamation cylinder which held the sovereignty claim

Cylinder container for Sir Douglas Mawson's proclamation of sovereignty rights over Antarctic territory dated 18th February 1931
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Title: Proclamation cylinder which held the sovereignty claim
Date: 1931
Content creator: Antarctic Division
Notes:

During BANZARE, the proclamations were read aloud, signed and placed in copper cylinders in Antarctica at the site of the proclamation ceremony. In 1979 the original Cape Bruce Proclamation was replaced with a copy and the original brought back to Australia for safekeeping. By this time the original cylinders had begun to corrode and were replaced by brass cylinders.

Keywords: Antarctic, imperialism, expedition, Antarctica
Record creator: Antarctic Division
Reference: B1759, 1931/1

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