Tokarev Island is one of the small islands in the Haswell Islands, lying 0.1 nautical miles (0.2 km) west of Gorev Island. Discovered and first mapped by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson. Photographed by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1956) and named for Aleksey K. Tokarev (1915–57), biologist on the expedition who died while returning from the Antarctic.
Pavie Ridge or Cap Pavie or Île Pavie is a rocky ridge located atin Antarctica which rises over 500 m. It extends south and west from Martin Glacier to Moraine Cove, and forms the southeastern limit of the Bertrand Ice Piedmont, on the west coast of Graham Land.
The French Antarctic Expedition is any of several French expeditions in Antarctica.
Zykov Island is a small island between Fulmar Island and Buromskiy Island in the Haswell Islands, near Queen Mary Land on Antarctica. It was discovered and first mapped by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson of 1911–14 but mistakenly identified as part of Fulmar Island. Remapped by the Soviet expedition of 1956, it was named for Ye. Zykov, a student navigator who died in Antarctica on 3 February 1957.
Sheelagh Islands is a group of small islands lying 4.8 km (3 mi) south of Cape Kolosov, near the mouth of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land. They were possibly the site of the landing from an aircraft by Riiser-Larsen on December 22, 1929. An ANARE party landed on them on February 14, 1958. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for the wife of R.H.J. Thompson, Administrative Officer of the Antarctic Division and second-in-command of the expedition.
Hag Pike is a conspicuous rock column, 710 metres (2,330 ft) high, on the north side of the Wordie Ice Shelf near the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Together with the mountain to the north, it forms the west side of the mouth of Hariot Glacier. Hag Pike was photographed from the air by the British Graham Land Expedition, 1937, and by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1947. It was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, 1948–50, and 1958. The name by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee is descriptive, "hag" being the stump of a tree which remains after felling.
The Gillies Islands are three small, rocky islands protruding above Shackleton Ice Shelf 3 nautical miles (6 km) north of Cape Moyes.
Posadowsky Glacier is a glacier about 9 nautical miles long, flowing north to Posadowsky Bay immediately east of Gaussberg. Posadowsky Bay is an open embayment, located just east of the West Ice Shelf and fronting on the Davis Sea in Kaiser Wilhelm II Land. Kaiser Wilhelm II Land is the part of East Antarctica lying between Cape Penck, at 87°43'E, and Cape Filchner, at 91°54'E, and is claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory. Other notable geographic features in this area include Drygalski Island, located 45 mi NNE of Cape Filchner in the Davis Sea, and Mirny Station, a Russian scientific research station.
Briggs Peak is an isolated, conical mountain, 1,120 metres (3,670 ft) high, on the northeast side of the Wordie Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. It was first roughly surveyed by the British Graham Land Expedition, 1936–37, and photographed by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, November 1947. It was surveyed from the ground by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1949 and 1958, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Henry Briggs, the English mathematician who, with John Napier, was responsible for the invention of logarithms, about 1614.
Buromskiy Island is a small island lying 0.6 km (0.37 mi) south of Haswell Island in the Haswell Islands of Antarctica. About 200 m long and 100 m wide, it was discovered and mapped by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson, 1911–14. It was photographed by the Soviet expedition of 1958 and named for N.I. Buromskiy, expedition hydrographer who lost his life in the Antarctic in 1957. It lies 2.7 km north of Mabus Point, the site of Russia's Mirny Station.
The Cape-Pigeon Rocks are twin rocky promontories on the western side of Watt Bay, 6 kilometres (3 nmi) south of Garnet Point. They were discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who gave the name because of the large rookery of Cape petrels here. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names added a hyphen between the first and second words in the specific part of the name to reduce ambiguity and emphasize the generic term "Rocks".
Fulmar Island is a small island just south of Zykov Island in the Haswell Islands. It was discovered by the Western Base party of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14), who plotted this island and the present Zykov Island as a single island. They named it Fulmar Island because of its rookery of southern fulmars. The Soviet expedition of 1956 found there are two islands, retaining the name Fulmar for the southern one.
Mount Gunter is a conspicuous mountain, 1,970 metres (6,460 ft) high, with precipitous black rock cliffs on its west side, rising at the south side of Hariot Glacier, 3 nautical miles (6 km) east of Briggs Peak, on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula. It was first roughly surveyed by the British Graham Land Expedition in 1936–37, and was photographed by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in November 1947. It was surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1958, and was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Edmund Gunter, an English mathematician whose "line of numbers" (1617) was the first step toward a slide rule; in 1620 he published tables of logarithms, sines and tangents, which revolutionized navigation.
Trepassey Island is a small rocky island 0.6 nautical miles (1.1 km) southeast of Stonington Island in Neny Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land. Several islands were roughly charted in the area by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934–1937, and by the United States Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939–1941. They were surveyed in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and named for the M.V. Trepassey, ship used by the FIDS in establishing a base on Stonington Island in 1946.
The Douglas Islands are two small islands 22 kilometres (12 nmi) northwest of Cape Daly, and 6 kilometres (3 nmi) north of Andersen Island, as well as 7 kilometres (4 nmi) north-east of Child Rocks, which are both part of the Robinson Group. The islands lie off the coast of Mac. Robertson Land in Antarctica.
Poryadin Island is an island lying 0.5 nautical miles (0.9 km) south of Haswell Island in the Haswell Islands. Discovered and mapped by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition under Mawson, 1911–1914. Remapped by the Soviet expedition of 1956, and named for Ya. Poryadin, navigator of the ship Vostok with the Bellingshausen expedition 1819–21.
Gorev Island is a small island lying between Buromskiy Island and Poryadin Island in the Haswell Islands, Antarctica. It was discovered and mapped by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson, 1911–1914. It was remapped by the Soviet expedition of 1956, and named by them for Demetri Gorev, a member of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Robert Falcon Scott.
Sleipnir Glacier is a glacier 10 nautical miles (18 km) long, flowing into the west side of Cabinet Inlet between Balder and Spur Points, on the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. The Vologes Ridge is in the central portion of the glacier.
Ragged Peaks is a prominent group of peaks on the eastern side of Amundsen Bay in a line running almost north–south. The peaks, extending 8 nautical miles (15 km), contain several spires and the ridge connecting the peaks is much serrated. There are five peaks over 915 meters. They were sighted in October 1956 by the ANARE Amundsen Bay party led by P.W. Crohn. The descriptive name was given by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA).
Mount Kershaw is a mountain, 1,180 metres (3,870 ft) high, rising above Jones Ice Shelf and Kosiba Wall in the northeast end of Blaiklock Island, off the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Giles E.G. Kershaw (1948–1990), a British Antarctic Survey senior pilot, 1974–79, and pilot on the Transglobe Expedition, 1980–82, and other expeditions. He was killed in a flying accident on Jones Ice Shelf, March 5, 1990, and his remains now rest near the foot of this mountain.
This article incorporates public domain material from "Tokarev Island". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.