Name details

Thompson Island

Thompson Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Thompson Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1010

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

The largest of the Balaena Islands,situated about 1,000 m from the Budd Coast. A cairn has been built on the highest point. The island consists of two rocky knolls separated by a low saddle of snow. The island may actually be two, connected by ice. It is one of the islands sighted by the Balaena. Photographed from the air by USN Operation Highjump. The first landing was carried out by Phillip Law and an ANARE party on 19 January 1956. Named after R.H.J. Thompson, (then) Administrative Officer, Antarctic Division, Melbourne, second-in-command of relief expeditions to Heard Island, Macquarie Island and Mawson.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 00' 09.0" S
- 66.00250°
Accurate to 300m
Longitude:
111° 06' 32.0" E
111.10889°
Accurate to 300m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Satellite Image
Source Name:
Australian Antarctic Territory Coastline 2003
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( AAT_Coastline_2003 - Australian Antarctic Territory Coastline 2003 )
Source Scale:
1:25000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Geoscience Australia
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
22-Jul-1957

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