Béchervaise Island

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Béchervaise Island
Béchervaise Island is located in Antarctica
Béchervaise Island
Béchervaise Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°35′S 62°49′E / 67.583°S 62.817°E / -67.583; 62.817
Archipelago Flat Islands
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Béchervaise Island is the largest of the Flat Islands, and is located just west of Stinear Island in Holme Bay, Mac. Robertson Land. It is one of several plotted as a part of "Flatøy" ("flat island") by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, but was found to be a separate island by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in 1954 and named for John Béchervaise, officer in charge at Mawson Station in 1955 and 1959.

Coordinates: 67°35′S 62°49′E / 67.583°S 62.817°E / -67.583; 62.817

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