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Cape Robinson

Robinson, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Robinson  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110906

Feature type: Cape


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 point of Cole Peninsula, Foyn Coast, between Cabinet Inlet and Mill Inlet, was seen from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, but the name in its original form Robinson Island was applied by him to an island in c. 67°20'S 61°40'W after W.S. Robinson, of London and of Melbourne, Australia, a supporter of the expedition (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374 and p.376; BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933; 1.iii.1940; [in 67°20'S 63°40'W] USBGN, 1947, p.221). New Island (Brown, 1929, map p.102). New Insel (Drygalski, 1930, p.327). Robinson Ö (Hansen, atlas, 1936, chart 1). IÎle Robinson (France. SHM, 1937, p.401). Isla Robinson (Argentina. MM chart 65, 1940). Robinson Insel (Stocks, chart, 1941). Robinsonøy (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Robinson Öya (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Following air photography by RARE in 1947, the present feature was called Cape Duemler after R.F. Duemler (Mount Duemler, q.v.) and the name of Robinson was applied to Francis Island (q.v.) (Ronne, 1949, map p.230). Isla Martínez de Rozas, so called after J. Martínez de Rozas (Cabo Martínez de Rozas, q.v.) (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202 and end map). Following ground survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947, when no island was found to exist in the position given by Wilkins, the name of Robinson was transferred to the present feature. Cape Robinson (BA chart 3570,; DCS 601 sheet 66 62, 1955; APC, 1955, p.18; USBGN, 1956, p.261). Cabo Robinson (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.325; Pierrou, 1970, p.626; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.244). Ostrov Robinson, referring to the feature named by Wilkins (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Isola Robinson, referring to the feature named by Wilkins (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). Mys Robinson (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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66° 52' 00.0" S
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63° 43' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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