Thompson Peak ( km) south of Ringgold Knoll in the northwest end of Wilson Hills. It was plotted by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47) and ANARE (1959). It was named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for R. H. J. Thompson, Administrative Officer of the Antarctic Division, Melbourne, second-in-command of several ANARE expeditions to the Antarctic.) is a peak (980 m) 5 nautical miles (9
Ringgold Knoll is a mountain 9 nautical miles (17 km) south of Archer Point on the east side of Matusevich Glacier. On January 16, 1840, Lieutenant-Commandant Cadwalader Ringgold on the Porpoise, one of the ships of the United States Exploring Expedition (1838–42) under Wilkes, sighted a large dark mountain in this direction. It was named Ringgold's Knoll on the chart by Wilkes. In 1959 Phillip Law of ANARE made an investigation of features in the area. It was not possible to identify the feature sighted by Ringgold, but this mountain is in proper relationship to nearby Reynolds Peak and Eld Peak as indicated on Wilkes' chart. It was selected by Law of ANARE to perpetuate Wilkes' naming.
Wilson Hills is a group of scattered hills, nunataks and ridges that extend NW-SE for about 110 kilometres (68 mi) between Matusevich Glacier and Pryor Glacier in Antarctica. They were discovered by Lieutenant Harry Pennell, Royal Navy, on the Terra Nova Expedition in February 1911 during Robert Falcon Scott's last expedition, and named after Dr. Edward A. Wilson, a zoologist with the expedition, who perished with Scott on the return journey from the South Pole.
The Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions is the historical name for the Australian Antarctic Program (AAp) administered for Australia by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).
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Beaver Glacier is a glacier about 15 miles (24 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide, flowing west into Amundsen Bay between Auster Glacier and Mount Gleadell. The head of Beaver Glacier is located very close to the base of Mount King in Enderby Land. It was visited by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) party on October 28, 1956, and named after the Beaver aircraft used by ANARE in coastal exploration.
The Scott Mountains are a large number of isolated peaks lying south of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land of East Antarctica, Antarctica. Discovered on 13 January 1930 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Sir Douglas Mawson. He named the feature Scott Range after Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Royal Navy. The term mountains is considered more appropriate because of the isolation of its individual features.
Rayner Glacier is a prominent glacier, 19 kilometres (10 nmi) wide, flowing north to the coast of Enderby Land just west of Condon Hills. It was sighted in October 1956 by Squadron Leader D. Leckie during a flight in an ANARE Beaver aircraft, and named by ANCA for J.M. Rayner, Director of the Bureau of Mineral Resources in the Australian Department of National Development.
Holder Peak is the higher (northern) peak on a rock outcrop on the Ingrid Christensen Coast of Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of Mount Caroline Mikkelsen. It is about 140 metres (460 ft) high.
Mount Berrigan is a mountain 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of Budd Peak in Enderby Land. It was plotted from air photos taken from ANARE aircraft in 1957. It was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for M.G. Berrigan, assistant diesel mechanic at Wilkes Station in 1961.
Webster Peaks is a group of five peaks 3 nautical miles (6 km) southeast of Mount Kirkby in the Porthos Range, Prince Charles Mountains. Plotted from ANARE air photos of 1965. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for G.K. Webster, ionospheric physicist at Mawson Station in 1965.
Mount Weller is a mountain, 1,080 m, standing west of Auster Glacier and 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Reference Peak in Enderby Land. It was plotted from air photos taken by ANARE in 1956 and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for G.E. Weller, a meteorologist at Mawson Station in 1961.
Mount Dalton is a peak 1,175 metres (3,850 ft) high, in East Antarctica. It is on the east side of Matusevich Glacier, 6 nautical miles (11 km) southeast of Thompson Peak, in the northwest part of the Wilson Hills.
Stinear Nunataks is a group of dark brown nunataks about 16 nautical miles (30 km) north of Anare Nunataks in Mac. Robertson Land. Visited by an ANARE southern party (1954) led by R.G. Dovers. He named the group for B.H. Stinear, geologist at Mawson Station in 1954. Among the peaks is Zebra Peak, named for its distinctive alternating bands of light and dark rocks.
The Dodson Rocks are two small, dark rock exposures on the south side of Single Island, on the west side of the Amery Ice Shelf. They were discovered from an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) aircraft in 1969, photographed from an ANARE aircraft in 1971, and named for R. Dodson, senior geologist with the ANARE Prince Charles Mountains survey in 1971.
Hays Glacier is a glacier flowing north into the head of Spooner Bay, Enderby Land, Antarctica. It was plotted from air photos taken by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1956, and was named for J. Hays, a United States observer with the ANARE which made a landing nearby.
Mount Martyn is a cluster of bare rock faces with one peak, standing 3 nautical miles (6 km) south of Eld Peak in the Lazarev Mountains of Antarctica. This is probably the most prominent rock outcrop on the west side of Matusevich Glacier. The mountain was photographed by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and again on February 20, 1959, by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) led by Phillip Law. It was named for D.F. Martyn, a member of the ANARE Executive Planning Committee.
The Terra Nova Islands are a pair of small phantom islands. They were thought to lie off Oates Coast, East Antarctica, about 14 nautical miles (26 km) north of Williamson Head in the Somov Sea.
Tate Rocks is a three small nunataks lying 7 nautical miles (13 km) north-northwest of Mason Peaks in the Grove Mountains. Mapped from air photos, 1956–60, by ANARE Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for K.A. Tate, radio officer at Mawson Station, 1962.
Rescue Nunatak is a nunatak l4 mi south-southeast of Mount Martyn in southern Lazarev Mountains. The feature lies along the west side of upper Matusevich Glacier. Plotted by ANARE from photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47) and ANARE (1959). Visited by New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1963–64) who gave the name because of the rescue, in bitter conditions, of a sledge and dogs which had fallen into a nearby crevasse.
Reynolds Peak is a prominent peak rising 6 nautical miles (11 km) northwest of Eld Peak on the west side of Matusevich Glacier. Two conical peaks were sighted in the area from the Peacock on January 16, 1840 by Passed Midshipmen William Reynolds and Henry Eld of the United States Exploring Expedition (1838–42). The northwestern peak was named for Reynolds by USEE leader Lieutenant Charles Wilkes.
Mount Rubin is a large, gently domed mountain, with a long tail of moraine trending east, standing 16 nautical miles (30 km) west-northwest of Cumpston Massif in the Prince Charles Mountains. Photographed from the air by ANARE, 1956-58. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for American meteorologist Morton J. Rubin, U.S. Exchange Scientist to the Soviet Mirny Station during 1958; member of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, 1973-74.
Mount Archer is a rock peak immediately south of Archer Point on the west side of Harald Bay in Antarctica. The peak was mapped from air photos taken in February 1959 by the ANARE led by Phillip Law. It is named after Archer Point.