Hawkes Heights

Hawkes Heights (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Hawkes Heights  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 6125
Name ID: 126307

Feature type: Heights (2b)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

The heights (an ice-filled crater rising to 2,000 m) that dominate the S part of Coulman Island and mark the island's summit, in the Ross Sea. Named by NZGSAE, 1958-59, for Capt. William M. Hawkes, USN, who took a leading part in early air operations from Williams Field near McMurdo Station, including long range photo reconnaissance and supply flights, and the first air landing at the South Pole. He was commander of one of the two planes which made the historic first flight from Christchurch to McMurdo Sound on Dec. 17, 1955. His air photos proved of great value to two NZGSAE parties to this part of Victoria Land.

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Location

Latitude:
73° 32' 00.0" S
- 73.53333°
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Longitude:
169° 42' 00.0" E
169.70000°
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Altitude:
2000 m
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1968

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