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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 1972-73: VUWAE 17



In contrast to past VUWAE expeditions when food was purchased from Antarctic Division by the 20-man day food box, this year's expedition worked on a man-day basis and were charged a flat rate irrespective of whether in the field or at Scott Base. This means that any unused food is returned to Antarctic Division and not stored as the property of VUWAE as in previous years. The system should alleviate the necessity for VUWAE to purchase food to supplement the food boxes, however, as in the past fresh meat, canned fruit, and meat, cake and chocolate was purchased and used along with 20-man day food boxes. In future years Antarctic Division should be responsible for supplying many of these supplementary items.

Excess food remaining from past years when food was purchased by the food box is still stored in the old Antarctic VUWAE store, Antarctic Division indicated its intention to buy back this food; however, no agreement has been reached.