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THE ANTARCTIC.

COPE EXPEDITION'S PLANS.

LONDON, April 22

Mr John L. Cope, who, according to n. London "t&ble message published, a few days ago, proposes to conduct another Antarctic expedition, accompanied the 1914-17 Antarctic expedition. He is leaving England in June, •1920. He was stirgcon-lwtanist to the lloss Sea party, and was a member of the party left on the great ice barrier for ■the purpose,of laying,depots, after, the Aurora broke away from h<>r I moorings. Mr Cope lias chartered tho famous" ship Terra Nov.a. He expect* to be absent six years, maintaining wireless communication. 'The'chief objects of-the- expedition are to ascertain the position and extent of mineralogical and other exceptionally valuable deposits known to exist; with a view to their development as a source of..national wealth, and to obtain further evidence as to ilie distribution and migration of whales, with a view to establishing a British industry. It is intended to investigate meteorological and mng\netic conditions in the-Boss Sea area ) and the Cape and in » Kr.derby Land, « m connection with thoir influence on \ Australasia and South Africa respec- \ tiveiv. That fresh results will bo of Seat value can be scon already. This h proved by the Argentine station at +he South Orkneys and the GornmonSSlttStion at Macquai'ie Island. ' The expedition will take am .aeroplane ' i> facilitate a. survey of the interior of the Sinent. and Mr Cope ever, '; contemplated flight to -the South -.7 Pacific. ■■■! ■-• .■ ■'•■•-

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THE ANTARCTIC. COPE EXPEDITION'S PLANS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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THE ANTARCTIC. COPE EXPEDITION'S PLANS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919

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