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A number of [[SCA]] [[Kingdom]]s lay claim over Antarctica, and the official information doesn't always give the same opinion in this matter.
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Over the years, a number of [[SCA]] [[Kingdom]]s have laid formal claim over Antarctica, only one of which - [[Lochac]] - has an extant claim which has been approved by the SCA [[BoD]].
   
There are several viewpoints surrounding the 'ownership' of Antarctica but it should be noted that, however valid, the [[populace]] there considers themselves part of [[Trimaris]].
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There are several viewpoints surrounding the 'ownership' of Antarctica but it should be noted that it is a very large continent hosting visitors from many mundane lands, all generally there on a short-term basis and with no recognised SCA group permanently based there.
   
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# Two Baronies which are now part of Lochac - the [[Barony of Southron Gaard]] and [[Barony of Ynys Fawr]] - made independent claims to "parts of Antarctica" when each was formed in the early 1980s. Over the years, these groups have contested their claims internally within Lochac and also combined to resist claims from others.
# Trimaris can only lay claim to a small part of Antarctica. [[Corpora]] states that postcodes cannot be split between [[groups]], and most of Antarctica is covered by a postcode in [[Tasmania]] which is properly claimed by the [[Barony of Ynys Fawr]]. Trimaris' claim is sometimes based on the belief that Trimaris is the closest [[SCA]] group to Antarctica and that the [[USA]] are somehow the administrators of that territory (when in reality [[Australia]] administers the largest holdings on the continent). The group in [[Cape Town]], [[South Africa]] (part of the [[Kingdom of Drachenwald]]) would also have a fair claim to some of this land.
 
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# Some years later, The Kingdom of [[Trimaris]] presented a claim to the BoD which the BoD initially approved and then overturned at their next quarterly meeting, upon a successful submission from Lochac demonstrating the existence of the prior claims (see http://sg.sca.org.nz/gwsl.htm)
# The main SCA web site (http://www.sca.org), states that Trimaris covers: "Majority of Florida, Panama, and Antarctica." The SCA group that is actually based in Antarctica because of "research" facilities down there, are known as the [[Incipient]] [[Barony of the Southern Wastes]] and '''they''' claim they are part of Trimaris (see: http://www.thequarter.org/SouthernWastes/). The Trimaris site in their FAQ does however say that they have "a sometimes claim" over [[Antarctica]] and [[Panama]].
 
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# Trimaris have no recognised claim at this time, with the FAQ on the Trimaris site stating only that they have "a sometimes claim" over [[Antarctica]] and [[Panama]].
# The [[Barony of the Southern Wastes]] website says that the populace lives at McMurdo Station and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station both of which are run by the [[USA]].
 
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# Lochac's home page (http://www.sca.org.au/lochac/) says that the Kingdom comprises "Australia, New Zealand and their Antarctic territories".
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# The main SCA web site (http://www.sca.org/geography/welcome.html), states that Lochac covers "Australia, New Zealand, parts of Antartica" and makes no mention of Antarctica in relation to any other SCA Kingdom.
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# A group based at two [[US]] stations in Antarctica, known as the [[Incipient]] [[Barony of the Southern Wastes]], created a web site in 2002-3 but did not achieve formal recognition in the SCA and has shown no activity since 2003 (see: http://www.thequarter.org/SouthernWastes/calendar.html).
 
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Over the years, a number of SCA Kingdoms have laid formal claim over Antarctica, only one of which - Lochac - has an extant claim which has been approved by the SCA BoD.

There are several viewpoints surrounding the 'ownership' of Antarctica but it should be noted that it is a very large continent hosting visitors from many mundane lands, all generally there on a short-term basis and with no recognised SCA group permanently based there.

  1. Two Baronies which are now part of Lochac - the Barony of Southron Gaard and Barony of Ynys Fawr - made independent claims to "parts of Antarctica" when each was formed in the early 1980s. Over the years, these groups have contested their claims internally within Lochac and also combined to resist claims from others.
  2. Some years later, The Kingdom of Trimaris presented a claim to the BoD which the BoD initially approved and then overturned at their next quarterly meeting, upon a successful submission from Lochac demonstrating the existence of the prior claims (see http://sg.sca.org.nz/gwsl.htm)
  3. Trimaris have no recognised claim at this time, with the FAQ on the Trimaris site stating only that they have "a sometimes claim" over Antarctica and Panama.
  4. Lochac's home page (http://www.sca.org.au/lochac/) says that the Kingdom comprises "Australia, New Zealand and their Antarctic territories".
  5. The main SCA web site (http://www.sca.org/geography/welcome.html), states that Lochac covers "Australia, New Zealand, parts of Antartica" and makes no mention of Antarctica in relation to any other SCA Kingdom.
  6. A group based at two US stations in Antarctica, known as the Incipient Barony of the Southern Wastes, created a web site in 2002-3 but did not achieve formal recognition in the SCA and has shown no activity since 2003 (see: http://www.thequarter.org/SouthernWastes/calendar.html).