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Laurie Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109757

Feature type: Island


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

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E-most of the South Orkney Islands, was charted at its W end in December 1821 by Powell, who assumed that he had discovered either a single island or one of several islands trending E-ward (he did not circumnavigate it); named Laurie's Island after Richard Holmes Laurie (1766-1858), English chart publisher who prepared and issued Powell's charts (Powell, chart, 1822a; 1822b, p.10); charted in its entirety by Weddell in January 1823; called Weddell's Island (Weddell, chart, [?1824a]), later changed to Melville's Island after the 2nd Viscount Melville (Cape Melville, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.25). IÎle Laurie's (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Melvilles Insel (Weddell, 1827, second end map). IÎle Laurie (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Laurie Island (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 1775, 17.viii.1934; APC, 1955, p.13). Lauries Island (Blunt, chart, 1864). Laurie Insel, Melville-Insel (Neumayer, 1872a, Tafel 2 and p.132). Lauri [sic] Insel (Haardt, map, 1895). The island was partially triangulated and mapped by SNAE in 1903 (Brown and others, 1906). Laurie Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 2, end map). Isla Laurie (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.474). Laurie Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Isla Lurie [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.9). Laurie-Øen (Holtedahl and Mosby, 1928, p.236). Laurie Öya (Sørlle, chart, [1930]). Isola Laurie (Passera, 1932). The island was recharted by DI in 1933-34. Groupe Laurie (France. SHM, 1937, p.388). Melville Island, referring to the name used by Weddell (France. SHM, 1937, p.387; BA, 1948, p.131). Laurie Isle, Melville's I. (Hobbs, 1939a, p.42). Laurie (Argentina. MM, 1945, p.279). Laurie Islands, in error (BA, 1948, p.131). Ostrov Lori (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). Wyspa Laurie (Machowski, 1953, p.46). [For history of occupation of the island

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60° 44' 00.0" S
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44° 37' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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