Henderson Island (Shackleton Ice Shelf)

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Henderson Island
Henderson Island is located in Antarctica
Henderson Island
Henderson Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°22′S 97°10′E / 66.367°S 97.167°E / -66.367; 97.167Coordinates: 66°22′S 97°10′E / 66.367°S 97.167°E / -66.367; 97.167
Length 17 km (10.6 mi)
Highest elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Henderson Island is an ice-covered island 17 kilometres (9 nmi) long and rising to 240 m (787 ft), lying 17 kilometres (9 nmi) southeast of Masson Island within the Shackleton Ice Shelf. Henderson Island was discovered in August 1912 by the Western Base Party of the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Sir Douglas Mawson and named by him for Prof. G. C. Henderson of Adelaide, a member of the Australian Antarctic Expedition Advisory Committee.

See also[edit]

The Quest for Frank Wild by Angie Butler (contains his original memoirs)


External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Henderson Island (Shackleton Ice Shelf)" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).