Mac. Robertson Land

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Mac. Robertson Land is the portion of Antarctica lying southward of the coast between William Scoresby Bay and Cape Darnley. It is located at 70°00′S 65°00′E / 70.000°S 65.000°E / -70.000; 65.000Coordinates: 70°00′S 65°00′E / 70.000°S 65.000°E / -70.000; 65.000. In the east, Mac. Robertson Land includes the Prince Charles Mountains. It was named by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) (1929-1931), under Sir Douglas Mawson, after Sir Macpherson Robertson of Melbourne, a patron of the expedition.[1]

From 1965 onwards, members of the SAE (Soviet Antarctic Expeditions) began undertaking geological fieldwork in the Prince Charles Mountains, eventually establishing a base, Soyuz Station, on the eastern shore of Beaver Lake in the northern Prince Charles Mountains.


Mac.Robertson Land (no space after Mac.)[2] is the official Australian name, but it is known in the United States as Mac. Robertson Land and in Russia as MacRobertson Land.[3]

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  1. ^ Australian Antarctic Division. Mac. Robertson Land Archived 2011-06-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Australian Antarctic Division. "Antarctic Gazetteer". Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  3. ^ SCAR Gazetteer Ref. No 8833 Mac. Robertson Land

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