Oates Land

Oates Land (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Oates Land  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 18309
Name ID: 1290

Feature type: Land

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

The sector of Antarctica between 155 degrees E and 164 degrees E (partly in the Ross Dependency). Discovered in February, 1911, by Lieut. H.L.L. Pennell, RN, in the Terra Nova, expedition ship of the British National Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Named after Capt. L.E.G. Oates of the 6th Iniskilling Dragoons, who with Captain Scott and three companions, lost his life on the return journey from the South Pole in 1912. The coastal region of Oates Land has been photographed or explored by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47), the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1958), ANARE (1959, 1961 and 1962), US Navy (1960-62), US Geological Survey (19622 Expedition (163-64). (See Handbook and Index that accompanies the 1939 Map of Antarctica by Bayliss and Cumpston for the extent of Oates Land)

Named For

Location

Latitude:
72° 00' 00.0" S
- 72.00000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
159° 30' 00.0" E
159.50000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1962
Catalogue id
3925C2
Photographer
Law, Phillip Garth (Phil)

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:
Official
Date approved:
28-Jun-1962

Related information

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