Name details

Heard Island

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

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

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 825

Feature type: Island

Origin

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

Narrative

An island in the Southern Ocean within the Antarctic convergence. Captain John J. Heard of the American barque Oriental sighted the island on 25 November 1853. Evidence exists of earlier sightings, the first by the British sealer, Peter Kemp of the brig Magnet on 27 November 1833.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
53° 06' 00.0" S
- 53.10000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
73° 32' 00.0" E
73.53331°
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Altitude:
2760 m
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
21-Oct-1952

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