Aurora Peak

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Aurora Peak (67°23′S 144°12′E / 67.383°S 144.200°E / -67.383; 144.200Coordinates: 67°23′S 144°12′E / 67.383°S 144.200°E / -67.383; 144.200) is a peak 535 metres (1,755 ft) high along the west side of the Mertz Glacier, 4 miles (6 km) south of Mount Murchison. It was discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson. The members of the eastern coastal party (A. L. McLean, P. E. Correll, and C. T. Madigan) named it after the expedition ship Aurora [1].