Name details

Wilkins Runway

Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 134423

Feature type: Landing area

Origin

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

Narrative

Winning name recommended by Dr Andie Smithies Convenor, Advisory Committee on Names Competition in September 2004.This was a public competition for the naming of a new runway some 70 kilometres from Casey station on the Peterson Glacier in August 2004. The reason given by Joe Weiley (12 years), of Broken Head NSW, student at St Finbars School in Byron Bay and the winner of the competition was: "It would have to be named after Sir Hubert Wilkins, the amazing Australian adventurer and pioneer of Antarctic aviation!"

Location

Latitude:
66° 41' 27.0" S
- 66.691°
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Longitude:
111° 31' 43.6" E
111.529°
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Altitude:
740 m
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Region:
Not recorded

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Source

Location Method:
Surveyed
Source Name:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-May-2005

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