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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 11. August 1, 1957

Bull Up the Pole:

Bull Up the Pole:

"Apart from New Zealand, there are other States which have or have had a basis for a claim to part of the Ross Dependency. Spain made first claim in the area. By the 1493 Bull of Pope Alexader VI. modified by the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, Portugal acquired the rigs to all lands from the North Pole to the South Pole lying east of the meridian of approximately 46 degrees 30 seconds west of Greenwich and us equivalent on the other side of the world, and Spain to all lands except the Portuguese. Then in 1606 Quiros claimed, on behalf of King Phillip of Spain, all the lads he had newly discovered or desired to discover in a sector south of some of the Pacific Islands and extending as far as the South Pole, this being the first Antarctic sector claim. This claim would cover most of the Ross Dependency."—Article in "New Zealand Law Journal", 19/2/1957.