Name details

Windmill Islands

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

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

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 879

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 strip of rocky islands about 11 km wide, parallel to the coast and extending north for about 28 km from Vanderford Glacier, on the eastern side of Vincennes Bay. Mapped from air photographs taken by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47). Wilkes station was established there in 1957 and Casey station established there in 1969. Visited by helicopter by personnel for USN Operation Windmill (1947-48) after which the islands were named by USACAN.  

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 21' 00.0" S
- 66.35000°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
110° 25' 00.1" E
110.41669°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
200 m
Accurate to 5m

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2019
Catalogue id
3464B4
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:
11-Aug-1958

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Aus_display_scale_250k: Yes      Aus_display_scale_100k: Yes     
Aus_display_scale_50k: Yes      Aus_display_scale_25k: Yes     
Aus_display_scale_10k: Yes      Aus_display_scale_5k: Yes     
Aus_display_scale_1k: Yes     


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