Wauwermans Islands

Wauwermans Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Wauwermans Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

Place ID: 15793
Name ID: 111849

Feature type: Island


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:


N-most group of islands in Wilhelm Archipelago (q.v.), bounded to the N by Bismarck Strait, to the E by Butler Passage, and to the S by Nimrod Passage, individual islands being named for the most part after characters from Chaucer's Canterbury tales. The islands were roughly charted by BeAE, 9 February 1898, when a landing was made on one of the islands; named Îles Wauwermans after Lieut. Gen. H. Wauwermans of Antwerp, a benefactor of the expedition (Lecointe, map, 1899; 1900a, p.33-34 and map facing p.132). Wauwermans Islands (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Wauwerman [sic] Islands (BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901). Wauwerman's Islands (Arçtowski, 1901b, map facing p.464). Wauwermann [sic] -Insel, Wauwermansinseln (Cook, 1903, map following p.x and p.108). Île [sic] Wauwermans (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5). The islands were further charted by FAE, 1903-05. Wauwerman [sic] Inseln, Wauwermans Öarna, Islas Wauwerman [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.2, first end map; 1904a, Del. 1, end map; 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Archipel Wauwermanns [sic] (Charcot, 1906b, p.47). Wauwermans Öyane (HA chart, 1928). Îles Wauwermann [sic], Wauwermann (France. SHM, 1937, p.406-7). Wauwermanns [sic] Islands, Wauwermann [sic] Islands (USHO, 1943, p.133; chart 6653, 1946). Islas Wauwermann [sic] (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Islas Wauwermanns [sic] (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949). Islas Wauwermans (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.258; Pierrou, 1970, p.723; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.299). Wauwermann Island, as rejected form (USBGN, 1956, p.319). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and partially recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector, 1956-58. Islas Wauwvermans [sic](Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957). Ostrova Vauvermans (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Wauwermanns [sic] Group (BA, 1961, p.170). Grupo Wauwermans (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.169).

Named For


64° 56' 00.0" S
- 64.93333°
Unknown precision
63° 54' 00.0" W
- 63.90000°
Unknown precision
Not recorded
Unknown precision


No images of this place could be found.



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



Approval status

Date approved:

Related information

View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View British or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.

The SCAR Composite Gazetteer is hosted by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. The information in the footer below pertains to the AADC web site.