Wattle Island ( Coordinates: ) is a small island lying close to the coast and 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of Kirkby Head, Enderby Land. Plotted from air photos taken from ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) aircraft in 1956. Wattle is the vernacular name given to over 400 species of Acacia found in different parts of Australia.
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Kirkby Head is a sheer coastal outcrop on Tange Promontory in Enderby Land, Antarctica, which is claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory. Continental ice reaches almost to the top on its southern side. It is located at the east side of the entrance to Alasheyev Bight.
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The Prince Charles Mountains are a major group of mountains in Mac. Robertson Land in Antarctica, including the Athos Range, the Porthos Range, and the Aramis Range. The highest peak is Mount Menzies. Other prominent peaks are Mount Izabelle and Mount Stinear. These mountains together with other scattered peaks form an arc about 260 miles long, extending from the vicinity of Mount Starlight in the north to Goodspeed Nunataks in the south.
Sheehan Islands is a group of small islands lying at the southeast side of Islay in the William Scoresby Archipelago. Discovered on February 18, 1931, by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson. He named one of the group Sheehan Nunatak after Sir Harry Sheehan, Asst. Secretary to the Treasury, who was Secretary of the Australian Antarctic Committee of BANZARE. BANZARE erroneously charted Sheehan Nunatak as lying behind the coastline. The insularity of the group was determined by Discovery Investigations personnel on the RSS William Scoresby on February 27, 1936. The islands were more fully mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition in January and February 1937.
Kichenside Glacier is a glacier, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long and 3 to 5 nautical miles wide, flowing northeast into the southern part of the Hannan Ice Shelf on the coast of Enderby Land, Antarctica. It was charted from air photos taken from an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions aircraft in 1956, and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for Squadron Leader James C. Kichenside, RAAF, officer commanding the Antarctic Flight at Mawson Station in 1960.
Mbulo is an island in Western Province, Solomon Islands. Lying in the eastern part of the New Georgia Islands, Mbulo is heavily forested with a volcanic center. The estimated terrain elevation above sea level is some 125 metres.
The Doggers Nunataks are a group of peaks 30 nautical miles (60 km) southwest of Rayner Peak, to the southwest of Edward VIII Bay. They were photographed in October 1956 by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) aircraft and surveyed in December 1958 by G.A. Knuckey during a dog-sledge journey from Amundsen Bay to Mawson Station. The group was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for the members of the 1958 ANARE dog sledging party who were always referred to as the "Doggers."
Allison Bay, also known as Isvika, is a small bay immediately west of the Utstikkar Glacier and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the Lachal Bluffs and Ufs Island, on the Mawson Coast of Mac. Robertson Land in Antarctica. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Isvika ; it was renamed by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for Dr. Robert Allison, medical officer at Mawson Station in 1955.
Baillieu Peak is a peak, 1,380 metres (4,530 ft) high, that rises above the ice sheet 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Cape Bruce and 10 nautical miles (19 km) west-southwest of Pearce Peak. It was discovered in February 1931 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition under Mawson, and named for Clive Latham Baillieu, a patron of the expedition.
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Mount Bigo is a 1,980 m mountain in Lisiya Ridge on Magnier Peninsula, Graham Coast in Graham Land, standing immediately southwest of Mount Perchot at the head of Bigo Bay. It was discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition of 1908–10 and named by Charcot probably for Robert Bigo of Calais, a member of the Ligue Maritime Française.
Branson Nunatak is a nunatak between Mount Burnett and Price Nunatak in the Framnes Mountains, Mac. Robertson Land. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Horntind. It was renamed by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for J. Branson, geophysicist at Mawson Station in 1962.
Watson Ridge is a partially snow-covered rock ridge standing 9 nautical miles (17 km) southeast of Mount Storegutt, Enderby Land. Mapped from ANARE surveys and air photos, 1954-66. Named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for R.A. Watson, weather observer at Mawson Station, 1963.
Swithinbank Glacier is a glacier on the west side of Hemimont Plateau flowing north to the southeast corner of Square Bay, in Graham Land. Mapped by Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) from surveys and air photos, 1946-59. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Charles Swithinbank, British glaciologist, a participant in several British, New Zealand and American expeditions to Antarctica, 1949-62.
Fuglefjellet is a mountain 7 nautical miles (13 km) east of Mount Roer in the Sverdrup Mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. It was photographed from the air by the Third German Antarctic Expedition (1938–39). It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by the Norwegian–British–Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1949–52) and from air photos by the Norwegian expedition (1958–59) and named Fuglefjellet.
Felton Head is a flat-topped, dark brown headland with a sheer seaward side, standing 3.5 nautical miles (6 km) east of Harrop Island on the coast of Enderby Land, Antarctica. It was plotted from air photos taken by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in 1956, and was named for Sergeant Kevin Felton, Royal Australian Air Force, an engine fitter at Mawson Station in 1960.
Lliboutry Glacier is a glacier flowing southwest from the Boyle Mountains of Antarctica into Bourgeois Fjord, Loubet Coast. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1983 after Louis A.F. Lliboutry, a French physicist and glaciologist who investigated the mechanical deformation of ice and the micro-meteorological properties of ice surfaces, and who also made a general study of glaciers in the Antarctic Peninsula. Lliboutry was Director of the Laboratory of Glaciology, University of Grenoble, 1958–83, and President of the International Commission on Snow and Ice, 1983–87.
Solitary Nunatak is a small isolated nunatak 14 nautical miles (26 km) southeast of Svart Peak in Enderby Land. Mapped from ANARE surveys and air photos, 1954–66, and so named because of its isolated position.
Mount Remington is a mountain (1,775 m) 4 nautical miles (7 km) northwest of Mount Bresnahan in the north part of Helliwell Hills. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–63. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Benjamin F. Remington, Jr., meteorologist who wintered over at Little America V, 1957, and at South Pole Station, 1959.
Rocca Islands is a group of small islands and rocks 3 nautical miles (6 km) east of Avian Island, off the south end of Adelaide Island. Discovered in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition and named by Charcot for Monsieur Rocca, an acquaintance in Punta Arenas. Remapped by the British Royal Navy Hydrographic Survey Unit in 1963.