Name details

Wilkes

Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 2491

Feature type: Station

Origin

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

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A scientific station on Clark Peninsula in the Windmill Islands on the eastern side of Vincennes Bay. The station was established in February 1957 for the IGY by the United States. On 4 February, 1959, Phillip Law, Director of the Antarctic Division, Department of External Affairs, accepted custody of the station on behalf of the Australian Government. The station was closed in February, 1969 and activities were transferred to Casey station, 2 km to the south on Bailey Peninsula.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 15' 25.6" S
- 66.257°
Accurate to 30m
Longitude:
110° 31' 32.2" E
110.526°
Accurate to 30m
Altitude:
10 m
Accurate to 5m
Region:
Casey

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Topographic data
Source Name:
Windmill Islands 1:50000 GIS Dataset
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( Wind50k - Windmill Islands 1:50000 Topographic GIS Dataset )
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
Australian Antarctic Division
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
28-Jun-1962

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