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)
Scott Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Scott Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
An island about a 1/4 mile long and half as wide, lying about 315 miles north-east of Cape Adare, the north-easterly extremity of Victoria Land. It is 39m high and is covered with an ice-cap. Discovered on Christmas Day 1902 by Captain William Colbeck, RNR, commander of the NAE, 1901-04, relief ship Morning, who named it for Captain Robert F Scott, RN, leader of the expedition. It was first intended to call it Markham Island, but this was changed to Scott Island.
No images of this place could be found.