Name details

Mawson Peak

Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 2026

Feature type: Peak

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer.

Narrative

The summit of Big Ben on Heard Island at about 2695 metres in altitude. Named by the 1948 ANARE Heard Island Expedition after Sir Douglas Mawson, leader of BANZARE 1929-31, who visited the Island in November-December 1929.

Location

Latitude:
53° 06' 15.9" S
-53.104°
Accurate to 20m
Longitude:
73° 31' 04.5" E
73.518°
Accurate to 20m
Altitude:
2695 m
Accurate to 20m
Region:
Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Georeferenced Satellite Image
Source Name:
WorldView Image 23 March 2008
Source Identifier:
Metadata ( Heard_WorldView-1_23MAR08 - Heard Island WorldView-1 Image (23 March 2008) orthorectification )
Source Scale:
1:5000
Source Institution:
Australian Antarctic Division
Source Person:
Brolsma
Source Publisher:
DigitalGlobe
Remote sensing:
Altitude from: A Digital Elevation Model of Heard Island derived from TerraSAR satellite imagery Entry ID: heard_dem_terrasar

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
21-Oct-1952

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