Name details

Ufs Island

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

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

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1023

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

A rocky island about 4 km across lying on the eastern side of Howard Bay.

Named For

The northern part of the island was discovered and named Cape Simpson by Sir Douglas Mawson, leader of BANZARE in February, 1931. Mapped as an island and called Ufsøy (Bluff Island) by Norwegian cartographers from air photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37).

Location

Latitude:
67° 28' 40.4" S
- 67.47790°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 08' 06.7" E
61.13520°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1972
Catalogue id
516A5
Caption
In the eastern part of Howard Bay. Called Ufsoy by the Norwegians, meaning Bluff Island
Photographer
Manning, John

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
18-Feb-1958

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