List of administrative heads of Macquarie Island

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This is a list of Administrative Heads of Macquarie Island.

Macquarie Island legal status[edit]

The following table outlines the legal status and administrative arrangements covering Macquarie Island.

Legal status Term start Term end Comments Reference
Terra nullius [1]
Macquarie Island claimed by the United Kingdom, annexed to the Colony of New South Wales 11 July 1810 (1810-07-11) 2 December 1825 (1825-12-02) Frederick Hasselborough discovered the uninhabited island
Responsible self-government established in New South Wales 1 January 1856 (1856-01-01) on going
Macquarie Island transferred to the Government of Tasmania 17 June 1890 (1890-06-17) 26 December 1947 (1947-12-26) [2]
Leasehold estate 1902 (1902) 1920 (1920) Government of Tasmania grants lease to Joseph Hatch. [citation needed]
Base for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911 (1911) 1914 (1914) Established under the command of Douglas Mawson
Declared a wildlife sanctuary 17 May 1933 (1933-05-17) [2][3]
Transferred to the Commonwealth of Australia and incorporated into the Australian Antarctic Territory 26 December 1947 (1947-12-26) [2]
Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) station 25 March 1948 (1948-03-25)
Macquarie Island Nature Reserve 1978 (1978)
Inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List 5 December 1997 (1997-12-05) ongoing A site of major geoconservation significance [4]
Macquarie Island Marine Park declared 27 October 1999 (1999-10-27) 31 August 2007 (2007-08-31) [2]
Macquarie Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve declared 31 August 2007 (2007-08-31) ongoing

Officers in charge Macquarie Island Meteorological Station[edit]

The following officers were appointed to manage the Macquarie Island Meteorological Station under the Director of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

No. Name Title Term start Term end Time in office Comments Reference
1 George Ainsworth 1911 (1911) 1913 (1913) 1–2 years
2 Harold Power 1913 (1913) 1914 (1914) 0–1 years
3 Arthur Tulloch 1914 (1914) 1915 (1915) 0–1 years Closure of meteorological station

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Keith (1993). The Australian Geographic book of Antarctica. Terrey Hills, New South Wales: Australian Geographic. p. 14. ISBN 1-86276-010-1. 
  2. ^ a b c d Cahoon, Ben (2015). "Australian Antarctic Territory". 
  3. ^ Parks & Wildlife Service - History of the Reserve. Parks.tas.gov.au (2013-06-24). Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  4. ^ "Macquarie Island". World Heritage List. UNESCO. 1997. Retrieved 8 July 2016.