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
Melbourne, Mount (NZL) 74° 21' 00.0" S 164° 42' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 113900 Place ID: 9398

A conspicuous volcanic cone, about 2590m high, at the back of Cape Washington, and between Terra Nova Bay and Wood Bay in Victoria Land. Discovered in January 1841 by Ross, who named it for Lord Melbourne, who was the British Prime Minister when the expedition was planned, and who gave it much encouragement. It is so strikingly similar in outline to Mt Etna in Sicily that on both ships it went first by that name. It is the most magnificent landmark on this part of the coast.

Melbourne, Mount (RUS) 74° 28' 00.0" S 164° 47' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 119359 Place ID: 9398

Melbourne, Mount (USA) 74° 21' 00.0" S 164° 42' 00.0" E Mountain
Name ID: 128774 Place ID: 9398

A massive volcanic cone of great beauty, 2,730 m, surmounting the projection of the coast between Wood Bay and Terra Nova Bay, in Victoria Land. Discovered in 1841 by Capt. James Clark Ross, RN, who named it for Lord Melbourne, British Prime Minister when the expedition was being planned.

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