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Cape Wollaston

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111985

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.

Names that other countries have for this feature:


NW point of Trinity Island, Palmer Archipelago, may have been the feature roughly charted by Davis in 1821, further roughly charted by Hoseason in 1824, and called descriptively Bluff Point (Davis, 1821-22, 8 February 1821; Powell, chart, 1828); recharted by Foster in 1829 and named Cape Wollaston after William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828), British physiologist, chemist and physicist; Secretary of the Royal Society, 1804-16, and Commissioner of the Royal Society on the Board of Longitude, 1818-28 (Foster and Kendall, chart 1829a; [in 63°37'S 60°47'W] APC, 1960, p.8; [co-ordinates corrected ] BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; APC, 1977, p.36). Cape Walleston [sic] (BA chart 1238, iii.1901). Cabo Walleston [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Cap Walleston [sic] (Charcot, 1912, P1. 1). The name Cape Wollaston in various forms was applied in error from c.1921 to Cape Neumayer (q.v.), but the following forms refer to the present feature. Kapp Wallaston [sic] (HA chart, 1928). Cap Wallaston [sic] (France. SHM, 1937, p.403). Cape Wallaston [sic] (USHO, 1943, p.111). Punta Cóndor, so called by CAE, 1947, after the condor appearing in the national arms of Chile, in association with the Chilean name for Megaptera Island (q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.82). The cape was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Cabo Martillo [=hammer cape], so called by AAE, 1952-53, from its shape (Argentina. MM, 1960b, p.104; Pierrou, 1970, p.508). Cabo Wallaston, as rejected name (Pierrou, 1970, p.729).

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63° 40' 00.0" S
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60° 47' 00.0" W
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