Barbara Island

Barbara Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Barbara Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 875
Name ID: 107658

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

largest of the Debenham Islands, Fallières Coast, was charted by BGLE in February 1936 (Rymill, 1938b, p.12); named Barbara after Barbara Lempriere Debenham (b. 1917), eldest daughter of Prof. Frank Debenham (Debenham Islands, q.v.) (BA chart 3213, 7.ii.1947). Barbara Island (USHO chart 6651, 1946; BA chart 3213, 7.ii.1947; APC, 1955, p.5). Islote Bárbara (Argentina. MM chart 116, 1952; Pierrou, 1970, p.189). Isla Bárbara (Argentina. MM, 1959a, p.263; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.38). By 1969 Northeast Glacier had advanced to cover half the island, and in 1972 it was noted from HMS Endurance that the glacier had advanced over most of the island, thus destroying its insularity (BA chart 3213, 10.viii.1973).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
68° 08' 00.0" S
- 68.13333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 06' 00.0" W
- 67.10000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

Related information

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