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A small peninsula on Ross Island, so named through being the location of the hut built by Scott's Discovery expedition. The hut was a prefab Australian outback house complete with wide verandas, packed up and brought south on the ship from Melbourne. It was used as a science lab and theatre as well as providing shelter, though the team retained primary accommodation on their iced-in ship.

The Peninsula provides an excellent anchor for the sea ice in neighbouring Winter Quarters Bay, something which still causes problems for the modern McMurdo Station which now largely surrounds Scott's original hut. The ice only goes out of its own accord one year in seven, and the base relies on icebreakers to clear a lane for timely resupply.

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