Donovan Islands

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The Donovan Islands (66°11′S 110°24′E / 66.183°S 110.400°E / -66.183; 110.400Coordinates: 66°11′S 110°24′E / 66.183°S 110.400°E / -66.183; 110.400) are a chain of about 8 islands lying well offshore, about 5 nautical miles (9 km) northwest of Clark Peninsula in the eastern part of Vincennes Bay. First mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, they were photographed from the air by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in January 1956, and were named after J. Donovan, Administrative Officer of the Antarctic Division, Melbourne, and leader of a number of relief expeditions to Heard Island and Macquarie Island.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Donovan Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).