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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Borchgrevink Coast (NZL) 73° 00' 00.0" S 168° 30' 00.0" E Coast
Name ID: 112837 Place ID: 1595

That part of the coast of Victoria Land lying between Cape Adare in the north to Cape Washington in the south. Named for Carstens Egeberg Borchgrevink who accompanied H J Bull's Expedition to the Antarctic 1894-95. During this expedition the first landing on the Antarctic Continent was made at Cape Adare, and at Possession Island Borchgrevink discovered a lichen growing on the rocks, the first evidence of plant life obtained within the Antarctic Circle. In 1898 Sir George Newnes sponsored the first British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900, which was led by Borchgrevink. The vessel used was the "Southern Cross". The party of 10 men left at Cape Adare was the first to spend a winter on the Antarctic Continent. Being restricted in movement through failure to penetrate inland, and because of the ice conditions along the coast, only local exploration and naming was accomplished before the return of the ship. The coast was followed to Cape Washington, and a landing was made on Coulman Island and at the foot of Mt Melbourne. Wood Bay was found to run much further inland than Ross had supposed, and the large feature of the Lady Newnes Ice Shelf was discovered and named. Some thick reindeer moss was found near Mt Melbourne. Landing were made at Franklin Island and at Cape Crozier, and the Ross Ice Shelf was found to have receded some 30 miles since Ross discovered it in 1841. A landing was made on the Ross Ice Shelf, and Borchegrevink an Colbeck skied south to latitude 78°50', a record at that time or southern travel. Borchgrevink was born in Norway, but was partly English in ancestry, and at the time of Bull's expedition he was living in Australia.

Borchgrevink Coast (RUS) 73° 00' 00.0" S 168° 00' 00.0" E Coast
Name ID: 117174 Place ID: 1595

Borchgrevink Coast (USA) 73° 00' 00.0" S 169° 30' 00.0" E Coast
Name ID: 122728 Place ID: 1595

That portion of the coast of Victoria Land between Cape Adare and Cape Washington. The name was recommended by NZ-APC in 1961 after Carstens E. Borchgrevink, a member of H.J. Bull's expedition to this area, 1894-95, and leader of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898-1900, the first to winter on the continent, at Cape Adare.

Mount Rivett (AUS) 67° 49' 32.4" S 66° 14' 39.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 1595 Place ID: 12195

A peak about 19 km WSW of Scullin Monolith in Mac.Robertson Land. Land was seen in this vicinity on 31 December, 1929, and 5 January, 1930, by BANZARE (1929-31) under Sir Douglas Mawson. The area was visited on 13 January, 1931, when a landing was made at Scullin Monolith. Named after Sir David Rivett, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 1927-45. The position of this feature was fixed by D.R. Carstens, surveyor at Mawson in 1962.

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