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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Feature type: Island
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:
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.
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