Name Details: Thelander Point (Australian Antarctic Gazetteer)

Thelander Point

Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 2177

Feature type: Point

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer.

Narrative

The point is named after Hugh Thelander, an ANARE physicist who landed on the Island with Dr Grahame Budd from a helicopter in 1971. The most easterly point on McDonald Island. It has a flat rock ledge on the top ending in an abrupt drop to sea level. A survey station was established on this site during the Australian National Mapping Expedition, 1980. The Australian Flag was raised at this point during the five day occupation of the Island. NOTE: With the volcanic eruption On McDonald Island in 2003 the original Thelander Point disappeared. At the AANMC meeting in May 2006 it was decided to 'recycle" the name and name a similar feature on the new coastline approximately 230 metres to the east of the original location.

Location

Latitude:
53° 02' 25.0" S
-53.040°
Accurate to 50m
Longitude:
72° 36' 42.0" E
72.612°
Accurate to 50m
Altitude:
20 m
Unknown precision
Region:
Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Satellite Image
Source Name:
DigitalGlobe
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
AAD
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
DigitalGlobe
Remote sensing:
DigitalGlobe image SceneID_1010010001C99801

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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