Name details

Kirton Island

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

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

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 914

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 small coastal island off the coast of Mac.Robertson Land, about 7 km west of Cape Daly. The island is the southern of two islands about 30 m above sea level. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37). The island was first visited by an ANARE party from Mawson in July, 1959. Named after M. Kirton, geophysicist at Mawson in 1959.

Named For

M. Kirton, geophysicist at Mawson in 1959

Location

Latitude:
67° 29' 49.8" S
- 67.49717°
Accurate to 50m
Longitude:
63° 37' 35.1" E
63.62642°
Accurate to 50m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
11-Oct-1960

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