Mawson Coast

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The Mawson Coast is that portion of the coast of Mac. Robertson Land, Antarctica, lying between William Scoresby Bay, at 59°34′E, and Murray Monolith, at 66°54′E. The coast was sighted during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), 1929–30, under Sir Douglas Mawson. Further exploration and landings at Cape Bruce and Scullin Monolith were made during BANZARE, 1930–31. Mawson Coast was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia after Mawson in recognition of his great contribution to Antarctic exploration.[1]


  1. ^ "Mawson Coast". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-08-30.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mawson Coast" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Coordinates: 67°40′S 63°30′E / 67.667°S 63.500°E / -67.667; 63.500