Name details

Cape Hordern

Hordern, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Hordern  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 306

Feature type: Cape

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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Narrative

A moraine-covered rock cape, marking the boundary between Queen Mary Land and the Knox Coast of Wilkes Land, at the western end of the Bunger Hills. First seen by A.L. Kennedy, magnetician with the Western Base Party of AAE (1911-14), from Watson Bluff, David Island, whilst carrying out a survey on foot. Photographed by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47) and ANARE in January, 1956. Photographed and mapped by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. The name Hordern was first applied by Sir Douglas Mawson after Sir Samuel Hordern of Sydney, a patron of the expedition. The earlier name Hordern Peninsula has been withdrawn since recent mapping has shown that the feature named was not a peninsula.

Named For

Sir Samuel Hordern, a patron of the AAE (1911-14) expedition.

Location

Latitude:
66° 15' 22.3" S
- 66.25619°
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Longitude:
100° 31' 32.5" E
100.52569°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
18-May-1971

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