THE JOURNEY

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Shelley McMurtrie
20 Aug 2015 - 17:00
Outputs
Freshwater Ecology
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition - tarns
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition - tarns
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition - tarns
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition - tarns
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition - tarns

By Krystyna Saunders:

As part of the CIBE expedition, I spent seven weeks on Campbell Island sampling 45 lakes, tarns and ponds all over the island. At each site we collected water and sediment samples. Back in the lab at the University of Bern, Switzerland, I analysed...

Shelley McMurtrie
9 Jul 2014 - 17:40
Outputs
Freshwater Ecology
EOS Ecology Campbell Island invertebrate key
EOS Ecology Campbell Island invertebrate key
EOS Ecology Campbell Island invertebrate key
EOS Ecology Campbell Island invertebrate key
EOS Ecology Campbell Island invertebrate key
EOS Ecology Campbell Island invertebrate key
EOS Ecology Campbell Island invertebrate key

The first ever interactive identification keys to the freshwater invertebrates of Campbell Island have been published online (McMurtrie, Sinton & Winterbourn, 2014).

The 2010 Bicentennial Expedition is now a distant memory but one that will ever remain in the hearts and minds of those of us who had the...

Shelley McMurtrie
25 Jun 2014 - 18:53
Outputs
Freshwater Ecology
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island, invertebrate identification key
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island, invertebrate identification key
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island, invertebrate identification key
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island, invertebrate identification key
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island, invertebrate identification key
50 Degrees South Trust, Campbell Island, invertebrate identification key

It’s a proud day when a scientist has a discovery named after her. In the field of invertebrates the chance of finding a new species is certainly greater than say working in the field of mammals, but even so, it is a rare privilege and one thing on my bucket list that I didn't think I would ever tick off.  In my case, my surname (McMurtrie) is being shared with a tiny worm (...

Shelley McMurtrie
13 May 2013 - 20:26
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Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, artist
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, artist
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, artist

Artists Ben Reid and Annabel Menzies-Joyce came down to Campbell Island during our mid-term resupply. They were there to experience the island through different eyes to the researchers and to interact with the research teams to understand the work that the expedition was doing. Out of this they would be able to tell the story of Campbell Island and its recovery from two centuries of human influence in a different way to that of the research outputs. Ben and Annabel have both achieved a...

Shelley McMurtrie
27 Feb 2013 - 21:29
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Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust
Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust
Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust
Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust
Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust
50 Degrees South Trust
Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust
Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust
Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust
Ben Reid, Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, 50 Degrees South Trust

It’s been a long time coming but, I have finally produced work in response to my time spent on Campbell Island. I have succeeded in completing 12 new original prints in time for the first show on the 27th of February in Wellington.

Making the commitment to hold five exhibitions to show my prints eight months out, with none of the printing done and with only some loose ideas of what I’m going to do and how...

Shelley McMurtrie
21 Jul 2012 - 09:00
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Technical Assistance
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, Mark Crompton, The Gaurdian
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition, Mark Crompton, The Gaurdian

After 44 years reading the weather, and seven years combined time on Campbell Island (the longest combined time on the island) manning New Zealand's most southern meteorological station, it is time for Mark to hang up the thermometer.

Mark was a key support personnel on the Campbell Island expedition - downloading and interpreting weather maps every night so that we knew what kind of weather was in store for us on the following days. Without Marks interpretation we would not...

Norm Judd
30 Jun 2012 - 11:30
Outputs
History and Archaeology
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition: Monument Harbour eddies
A WRECK IN THE HARBOUR?
Lack of drift material in Monument Harbour

In January 2007, Chris, Matt and I clambered amongst the large boulders along Monument Harbour’s eastern coast to the harbour entrance.  We saw no flotsam.  I took...

Norm Judd
16 Jun 2012 - 11:30
Outputs
History and Archaeology
Campbell Island : location of Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber beam in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber beam in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber plank in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber plank in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber beam in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber beam in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber plank and sea lions in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : elephant seal in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber beam in Monument Harbour
Campbell Island : timber plank in Monument Harbour
THE 2007 SURVEY

We arrived on New Year’s Eve 2006 and tramped to the site with guidance from Department of Conservation officer, Matt Charteris.

We found the beam on the west side of the stream from Six Foot Lake (see first image). A few rods and a small amount of timber were all that we could see of the beam (see second image). Then Matt found a plank of similar age on the east side of the stream.

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Norm Judd
9 Jun 2012 - 11:30
Outputs
History and Archaeology
Campbell Island : log of wood,Monument Harbour, 1972
Campbell Island : log of wood,Monument Harbour, 1972

1972: Sixty years after the whalers, in January 1972, a weather station technician, Chris Glasson, tramped to a bay somewhere on Campbell Island’s southern coast.  Here Chris saw a large timber beam with iron spikes sticking out of the peat.  

It had been unearthed by wallowing elephant seals and Chris thought that the iron spikes protruding from the beam had discouraged the monsters from dislodging and...

Norm Judd
26 May 2012 - 11:30
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History and Archaeology
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition: 1810 chart of Campbell Island
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition: 1912 Campbell Is whaler picture frame
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition: 1912 Campbell Is whaler picture frame
EARLY EVIDENCE

1874: Among several Campbell Island wreck reports of the 1800s, is the following from the December 1874 edition of Nature translated from the French, being part of an account by a French Expedition to Witness the Transit of Venus on Campbell Island that year [iii].

Where was this supposedly metaphorical middle of Campbell Island?  

"While exploring the island they found...

Norm Judd
11 May 2012 - 17:00
Outputs
History and Archaeology
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition: South-western coastline Campbell Island
INTRODUCTION

Since 1976, my initial interest had been for the terrestrial historic sites of Campbell Island.  One wreck only was recorded on Campbell Island; that of the sealing brig Perseverance in 1828.  Two the crew of were drowned [i].   But over time I increasingly wondered about the bulwarks, parts of ship’s boats, planks and spars, old and new that had been seen in North West Bay in the mid to late ...

Shelley McMurtrie
20 Dec 2011 - 18:00
Outputs
Freshwater Ecology
Christchurch earthquake, Campbell Island Bicentenary Expedition
Christchurch earthquake, Campbell Island Bicentenary Expedition
Christchurch earthquake, Campbell Island Bicentenary Expedition
Christchurch earthquake at EOS Ecology, Campbell Island Bicentenary Expedition
Christchurch earthquake at EOS Ecology, Campbell Island Bicentenary Expedition
Christchurch earthquake at EOS Ecology, Campbell Island Bicentenary Expedition
Processing samples at EOS Ecology, Campbell Island Bicentenary Expedition

A lot has happened since we returned on the 11 February to Christchurch from our expedition to Campbell Island. A devastating earthquake 11 days after our return and then another in June were among the more memorable (memorable for all for the wrong reasons) happenings. The February quake sent our freezer in the EOS Ecology lab flying and our irreplaceable 200-odd invertebrate samples thrown to the floor. It was a small miracle that they all survived the shake-up, and our gas-powered...

Norm Judd
16 Oct 2011 - 17:00
Outputs
History and Archaeology
Discovery of historic sod hut, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition
stunning view, six foot lake, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition
historic finger post, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition
native ferns, near Southeast Harbour, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition
historic shipwreck timber, Campbell Island Bicentennary Expedition

The basic reporting on the ‘what’ and ‘where’ of the Heritage Team’s work is nearing completion. Site records will be sent for inclusion in the New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA) Site Record File, which is the central repository accessed by the NZ Historic Places Trust, Department of Conservation and any researcher or other interested...

Shelley McMurtrie
30 Jul 2011 - 15:53
Outputs
Terrestrial Ecology
Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition

Alex Fergus is giving a talk for the botanical society of Otago about the dramatic vegetation changes over the last 200 years of human occupation of Campbell Island.

The talk is on the 10th August 2011. Find out more at:
http://www.botany.otago.ac.nz/bso/...

Mark Crompton
8 Jan 2011 - 20:38
Outputs
Taking Measurements
Beeman Base Map

One of my projects has been to make an accurate and definitive record of the Meteorological Station and its ancillary facilities (the station was closed 15 years ago in 1995) before the buildings deteriorate further or are removed altogether (already the Ionosonde Building, Magnetic Building, Fluxgate Magnetometer Hut and Seismo Hut have been dismantled and the Hydrogen Shed and Aurora House are next on the list).

The station forms a small but significant part of our history and...

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