Name details

Davis Point

Davis Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Davis Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 2180

Feature type: Point

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer.

Narrative

A prominent point to the north of Sandell Bay on the west coast of Macquarie Island.

Named For

The name was applied in the 1917 edition of the Admiralty Chart to a point unnamed on earlier maps. It almost certainly commemorates Captain JK Davis, Captain of SY Aurora and second-in-command of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Nomenclature Board of Tasmania Regn 19275N / Decn 4890 Named after Captain JK Davis of the AAE.

Location

Latitude:
54° 39' 54.1" S
- 54.66503°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
158° 49' 18.0" E
158.82167°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
0 m
Unknown precision

Images


©Julie McInnes 2009
Catalogue id
IA16680
Photographer
McInnes, Julie

Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Macquarie Island Vegetation and Drainage Structure Data Set,Mac Island Contours from AIRSAR Aug 2000
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( MIvegmap - Macquarie Island Vegetation and Drainage Structure Data Set
macca_contour_gis - Macquarie Island contour data derived from Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar images captured August 2000 )
Source Scale:
1:25000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Australian Antarctic Division
Remote sensing:
NASA AIRSAR DEM Metadata record - [macca_dem_gis]

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
11-Aug-1955

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