Thelander Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Thelander Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer.
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.
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