Name details

Donovan Islands

Donovan Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Donovan Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1066

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 group of five small islands lying well offshore, about 11 km north-west of Casey Station in the eastern part of Vincennes Bay. The largest island has very large Adilie penguin rookeries and there are small rookeries on the others. Photographed by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47). An Expedition led by Phillip Law in the Kista Dan sailed close by on 20 January, 1956. Named after J Donovan, (then) Administrative Officer of the Antarctic Division, Melbourne, and leader of a number of relief expeditions to Heard Island and Macquarie Island.  

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 11' 32.4" S
- 66.19233°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
110° 23' 15.5" E
110.38764°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
48 m
Accurate to 5m

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1998
Catalogue id
3426C4
Caption
View from Shirley Island
Photographer
Dixon, Grant

Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Windmill Islands 1:50000 GIS Dataset
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( Wind50k - Windmill Islands 1:50000 Topographic GIS Dataset )
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Australian Antarctic Division
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

l

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
4-Sep-1956

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