Name details

Swain Group

Swain Group (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Swain Group  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 856

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 islands in the northern part of the Windmill Islands, north of Wilkes station. The region was photographed by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47), ANARE (1956 & 1962) and the Soviet Antarctic Expedition 1956. It was included in a survey of the area north of Wilkes by C.R. Eklund, scientific leader at Wilkes in 1958. The group was called Swain Islands by USACAN.  

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 13' 12.7" S
- 66.22019°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
110° 35' 48.1" E
110.59669°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
22 m
Accurate to 5m

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2019
Catalogue id
3464C1
Photographer
Nation, Meredith

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

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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