Watt Bay

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Watt Bay ( 67°2′S144°0′E / 67.033°S 144.000°E / -67.033; 144.000 Coordinates: 67°2′S144°0′E / 67.033°S 144.000°E / -67.033; 144.000 ) is a bay about 16 nautical miles (30 km) wide indenting the coast between Garnet Point and Cape De la Motte. Discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who named it for W.A. Watt, Premier of Victoria in 1911.

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Garnet Point is a rocky coastal point consisting of garnet gneiss, located at the west side of the entrance to Watt Bay, in the George V Coast area of Antarctica. Garnet Point was discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, and named by that expedition's geological party led by Frank L. Stillwell.

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