List of administrative heads of Macquarie Island
This is a list of Administrative Heads of Macquarie Island.
Macquarie Island legal status
The following table outlines the legal status and administrative arrangements covering Macquarie Island.
|Legal status||Term start||Term end||Comments||Reference|
|Macquarie Island claimed by the United Kingdom, annexed to the Colony of New South Wales||11 July 1810||2 December 1825||Frederick Hasselborough discovered the uninhabited island|
|Responsible self-government established in New South Wales||1 January 1856||on going|
|Macquarie Island transferred to the Government of Tasmania||17 June 1890||26 December 1947|||
|Leasehold estate||1902||1920||Government of Tasmania grants lease to Joseph Hatch.|||
|Base for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition||1911||1914||Established under the command of Douglas Mawson|
|Declared a wildlife sanctuary||17 May 1933|||
|Transferred to the Commonwealth of Australia and incorporated into the Australian Antarctic Territory||26 December 1947|||
|Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) station||25 March 1948|
|Macquarie Island Nature Reserve||1978|
|Inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List||5 December 1997||ongoing||A site of major geoconservation significance|||
|Macquarie Island Marine Park declared||27 October 1999||31 August 2007|||
|Macquarie Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve declared||31 August 2007||ongoing|
Officers in charge Macquarie Island Meteorological Station
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||1913||1–2 years|
|2||Harold Power||1913||1914||0–1 years|
|3||Arthur Tulloch||1914||1915||0–1 years||Closure of meteorological station|
- Scott, Keith (1993). The Australian Geographic book of Antarctica. Terrey Hills, New South Wales: Australian Geographic. p. 14. ISBN 1-86276-010-1.
- Cahoon, Ben (2015). "Australian Antarctic Territory".
- Parks & Wildlife Service - History of the Reserve. Parks.tas.gov.au (2013-06-24). Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
- "Macquarie Island". World Heritage List. UNESCO. 1997. Retrieved 8 July 2016.