SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Hillary Coast (NZL) 79° 20' 00.0" S 161° 00' 00.0" E Coast
Name ID: 113543 Place ID: 6389

That portion of the coast of Victoria Land lying between Minna Bluff on the north to Cape Selborne in the south. Named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the Himalyan and Antarctic explorer who led the New Zealand Party of the TAE. The various New Zealand parties which carried out detailed surveys of different parts of this area added greately to the knowledge of the region. The Skelton and Darwin Glacier routes to the Polar Plateau both of which were pioneered by New Zealand Parties, lie in this area.

Hillary Coast (RUS) 79° 00' 00.0" S 160° 00' 00.0" E Coast
Name ID: 118451 Place ID: 6389

Hillary Coast (USA) 79° 20' 00.0" S 161° 00' 00.0" E Coast
Name ID: 126531 Place ID: 6389

That portion of the coast along the W margin of the Ross Ice Shelf between Minna Bluff and Cape Selborne. Named by NZ-APC in 1961 for Sir Edmund Hillary, leader of the New Zealand Party of the CTAE, 1956-58. Various New Zealand parties carried out detailed surveys of portions of this coast and pioneered routes up the Skelton Glacier and Darwin Glacier to the polar plateau.

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