Ross Dependency


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Ross Dependency

n
(Placename) a section of Antarctica administered by New Zealand. (Claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959.) Includes the coastal regions of Victoria Land and King Edward VII Land, the Ross Sea and islands, and the Ross Ice Shelf. Area: about 414 400 sq km (160 000 sq miles)

Ross′ Depend′ency


n.
a territory in Antarctica, including Ross Island, the coasts along the Ross Sea, and adjacent islands: a dependency of New Zealand. ab. 175,000 sq. mi. (453,250 sq. km).
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The inclusion of such a chapter might have highlighted, for example, the dawning possibility that the army may be required to consider combat operations in the Antarctic, if New Zealand's sovereignty over the Ross Dependency continues.
The narratives of utmost importance describe the two sledging trips in 1960-61 and 1961-62 to New Zealand's Ross Dependency before the signing of the Antarctic Treaty.
When the Nisshin Maru was first spotted from the air Brown said it was in Antarctica's Ross Dependency, within New Zealand's territorial waters and the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, which he described as a "gross breach of international law".