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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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:
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.