Name details

Balaena Islands

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

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

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 954

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 group of rocky islands close to the Budd Coast. Delineated from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47) and named by the USACAN after the whaling factory ship Balaena from which sketches of the Knox and Budd coasts were obtained as the result of air reconnaissance and shipboard observations in 1947. First visited by an ANARE party led by Phillip Law in January, 1956.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 00' 44.0" S
- 66.01222°
Accurate to 400m
Longitude:
111° 05' 25.0" E
111.09028°
Accurate to 400m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Satellite Image
Source Name:
Australian Antarctic Territory Coastline 2003
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( AAT_Coastline_2003 - Australian Antarctic Territory Coastline 2003 )
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Geoscience Australia
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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