Douglas Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Douglas Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
Two small islands with three rocky outliers, about 33 km north-east of Mawson. During an aircraft flight from the Discovery (BANZARE under Mawson) on 31 December, l929, a group of islands was reported in about 66 degrees 40' 64 degrees 30' to which Mawson applied the name Douglas Islands. As a result of the 1931 voyage of the Discovery, the islands were placed in about 67degrees 20' 63degrees 32'. Norwegian exploration raised doubts about the existence of the islands. In 1956, an ANARE sledge party led by Peter.W. Crohn was unable to find the islands in their charted position but found two uncharted islands farther south to which the name has now been applied. Named after Rear Admiral H.P. Douglas, CMG, Hydrographer, FN, 1929.
Rear Admiral H.P. Douglas, CMG, Hydrographer, FN, 1929
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