Name details

Finley Heights

Finley Heights (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Finley Heights  (The name as it would appear on a map)

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail

Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108807

Feature type: Heights


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:


rising to c. 1100m S of Cape Hinks, Wilkins Coast. The E extremity of this feature was photographed from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, and mapped as a group of six or more islands scattered in a wide strait; named Finley Islands after Dr John Huston Finley (1863-1940), President of AGS at that time; Associate Editor, New York Times, 1921-37, and Editor, 1937-38 (Wilkins, 1929, p.367, Fig. 30, p. 368 and map facing p.374; Wordie, 1929, map following p.304; BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933). The same name was also applied by Wilkins to Scripps Heights (q.v.), and collectively to Briesemeister Peak (q.v.), DeBusk Scarp (q.v.), Engel Peaks (q.v.) and nunataks to the SE (Wilkins, 1929, p.368, Fig. 31, and p.369, Fig. 32). Îles Finley (Zimmermann, 1930, map p. 347). Finley Öene (Hansen, atlas, 1936, chart 1). Finlay [sic] Islands (Ellsworth, 1937, map facing p.296). Finley Peninsula, following work of BGLE and air photography by Ellsworth in 1935 (Joerg, 1937, map facing p. 444). Finley Halbinsel (Stocks, chart, 1941). Finleyøyene (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Following survey by USAS in November-December 1940, Lurabee Glacier (q.v.) to the W was located and the name Cape Cross Massif, in association with Cape Hinks (q.v.), was applied to the present feature (USHO, 1943, p.272). The feature was further photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in 1947. Finley Ridge (USBGN, 1947, p.19; APC, 1955, p.10; DCS 601 sheet 69 62, 1955). Finley Eilanden (Knapp, 1958, p.573). The feature was resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1960. Khrebet Finli-Ridzh (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Finley Heights (APC, 1962, p.13; USBGN, 1962b, p.24; DOS 610 sheet W 69 62, 1963). Sierra Finley (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.229; IHA, 1974, p.125).

Named For


69° 14' 00.0" S
Unknown precision
63° 13' 00.0" W
Unknown precision
Not recorded
Unknown precision


No images of this place could be found.



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



Approval status

Date approved:

Display Scales

Note These display scales were chosen for use by Australia, with an emphasis on East Antarctica.
          For example, selecting 'Aus_display_scale_20M' would only return names that would appear on a 1:20 million scale map.

Aus_display_scale_20M: No      Aus_display_scale_10M: No     
Aus_display_scale_5M: No      Aus_display_scale_2M: No     
Aus_display_scale_1M: No      Aus_display_scale_500k: No     
Aus_display_scale_250k: No      Aus_display_scale_100k: No     
Aus_display_scale_50k: No      Aus_display_scale_25k: No     
Aus_display_scale_10k: No      Aus_display_scale_5k: No     
Aus_display_scale_1k: No     

Related information

View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View British or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.