Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Bunger Hills (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Bunger Hills (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Hill
This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
An area of several hundred square km of ice-free rock at the western end of Knox Coast, Wilkes Land. The south-western extremity was seen from Watson Bluff on David Island at a distance of about 76 km by A L Kennedy, magnetician and second surveyor with the Western Base Party of the AAE (1911-14) was carrying out a survey on foot. Photographed by USN Operation Highjump (1946-47).
Named after Lieut. Cmdr. D E Bunger, USN, who made a landing on an un-frozen lake in February, 1947, whilst on a photo mission in a sea plane.