Name details

Wilkins Runway

Wilkins Runway (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Wilkins Runway  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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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

An Australian runway some 70 kilometres from Casey station on the Peterson Glacier.

Named For

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 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°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
111° 31' 43.6" E
111.529°
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Altitude:
740 m
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-May-2005

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