McMahon Islands

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McMahon Islands
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°38′40″S 45°58′30″E / 67.64444°S 45.97500°E / -67.64444; 45.97500
Highest elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

McMahon Islands are two low, peaked, rocky islands, 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north of the Thala Hills, Enderby Land. The islands, about 60 m (197 ft) above sea level, are separated by a narrow channel. Plotted from Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) air photos taken in 1956 and visited by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) (Thala Dan) in February, 1961. Named by ANCA for F.P. McMahon, Supply Officer, Antarctic Division, Melbourne, and second-in-command of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) (Thala Dan), 1960-61.[1]

Coordinates: 67°38′40″S 45°58′30″E / 67.64444°S 45.97500°E / -67.64444; 45.97500

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: McMahon Islands