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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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 9

Feature type: Archipelago

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic 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 in the vicinity of Cape Gray, on the coast of George V Land. Discovered by AAE (1911-14) under Sir Douglas Mawson, who named it after Sir Samuel Way, Chancellor of the University of Adelaide in 1911.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 53' 36.0" S
- 66.89333°
Accurate to 150m
Longitude:
143° 49' 57.0" E
143.83250°
Accurate to 150m
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:
Satellite Image
Source Name:
Landsat Image Mosaic Antarctica (LIMA)
Source Identifier:
Satellite image ( Satellite Image Catalogue - Scene Id E127_CIR_432_1X not in the Satellite Image Catalogue. )
Source Scale:
1:25000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
Unknown

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