Oates Land (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Oates Land (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Land
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
The sector of Antarctica between 155 degrees E and 164 degrees E (partly in the Ross Dependency), approximately between Cape Andreev and Cape Williams.
Discovered in February, 1911, by Lieut. H.L.L. Pennell, RN, in the Terra Nova, expedition ship of the British National Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Named after Capt. L.E.G. Oates of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, who with Captain Scott and three companions, lost his life on the return journey from the South Pole in 1912. The coastal region of Oates Land was photographed or explored by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47), the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1958), ANARE (1959, 1961 and 1962), US Navy (1960-62), US Geological Survey (19622 Expedition (163-64). (See Handbook and Index that accompanies the 1939 Map of Antarctica by Bayliss and Cumpston for the extent of Oates Land). When the names of Coasts and Lands were under consideration in the 1960's the name Oates Coast was considered redundant as Oates Land and Oates Coast were essentially the same feature. Oates Land was retained being the original name given by Pennell.