Name details

Way Archipelago

Way Archipelago (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Way Archipelago  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 133487

Feature type: Archipelago (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.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

More than 120 small islands and rocks, of which the largest is Stillwell Island, distributed close off shore in the form of an arc. The archipelago extends from the vicinity of Cape Gray, at the east side of the entrance to Commonwealth Bay, to the vicinity of Garnet Point, at the west side of the entrance to Watt Bay. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson, who named the group for Sir Samuel Way, Chancellor of the University of Adelaide in 1911.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 53' 00.0" S
- 66.88333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
143° 40' 00.0" E
143.66667°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1911
Catalogue id
10000D5
Caption
View from the eastern side of the Cape Gray Promontory, looking NE out of Watt Bay. Four islands of the Way Archipelago can be seen, including a very curious wedge-shaped island
Photographer
Hurley, James Francis (Frank)

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-1947

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