Name details

Nelly Island

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

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

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 886

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

The largest of the Frazier Islands, in Vincennes Bay. The southern edge of the island is a steep cliff rising sheer from the water to a high pointed peak 90 m high. The northern half of the island is a long ridge about 30 m high. First visited by an ANARE party on 21 January, 1956. Astrofix obtained by S. Kirkby, surveyor with Mawson 1956 party. Named because the island has several rookeries of Giant Petrels or Nellies.  

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 13' 48.0" S
- 66.23000°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
110° 11' 00.0" E
110.18331°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
53 m
Accurate to 5m

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1978
Catalogue id
2667D3
Caption
Looking north west over Nelly, Dewart and Charlton Islands. Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPA)
Photographer
Johnstone, Gavin W

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:
4-Sep-1956

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