Nelson Rock

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For Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands see Nelson Island (South Shetland Islands)
Nelson Rock
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°23′S 62°45′E / 67.383°S 62.750°E / -67.383; 62.750
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Demographics
Population 0
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Nelson Rock is a solitary island, being essentially a dark rock which is partly ice-covered and lies 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Williams Rocks, off the coast of Mac Robertson Land in Holme Bay. The Rock was mapped by Robert G. Dovers of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) in 1954. Nelson Rock was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for Robert Edward Kelvin Nelson, a weather observer at Mawson Station in 1962, who assisted with the triangulation of Nelson Rock and the erection of a beacon.[1]

Coordinates: 67°23′S 62°45′E / 67.383°S 62.750°E / -67.383; 62.750

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