Name details

Fletcher Islands

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

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

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

United States Gazetteer Id 125194

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

A small group of islands lying 6 mi WSW of Cape Gray in the E part of Commonwealth Bay. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson, who gave the name Fletcher to the large island of the group. The US-ACAN recommends that the name Fletcher also be applied for the group in keeping with the interpretation shown on G.D. Blodgett's 1955 map compiled from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 53' 00.0" S
- 66.88333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
143° 05' 00.0" E
143.08333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1956

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

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

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