Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Georges Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Georges Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
A group of three small islands in Edward VIII Gulf in Kemp Land. Two of the islands, joined by ice, were called Tvillingane (The Twins) by Norwegian cartographers who plotted them from air photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37). The third island was called Tvillingstakken (The Twin Stack).
The group was renamed by A N C A after Georges Schwartz, French Observer with ANARE at Mawson, 1954, who visited the islands with R.G. Dovers whilst on a sledging journey to Edward VIII Gulf.
No images of this place could be found.