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Robbery Beaches (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Robbery Beaches (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Beach
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:
NE coast of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, between Richards Cove and the ice cliff S of Cutler Stack, Barclay Bay, were roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers and called North Beach (cf. South Beaches) (Fildes, 1821c; Powell, chart, 1822a); later named Robbery Beach from the English robbery of sealskins collected by the American brig Charity (Charity Glacier, q.v.) in January 1821 (Stackpole, 1955, p.46) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Diebstahl Küste [=robbery coast] (Weddell, 1827, third end map). The feature was recharted by DI, 1935-37, and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Robbery Beaches (APC, 1959a, p.10; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Penca Beaches, so called by CAE in association with Penca Hill (q.v.) (Valenzuela and Hervé, 1972, map Fig.1, p.84).
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