McMahon Islands

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McMahon Islands
McMahon Islands is located in Antarctica
McMahon Islands
McMahon Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°38′40″S 45°58′30″E / 67.64444°S 45.97500°E / -67.64444; 45.97500Coordinates: 67°38′40″S 45°58′30″E / 67.64444°S 45.97500°E / -67.64444; 45.97500
Highest elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population Uninhabited
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

McMahon Islands are two low, peaked, rocky islands, 0.9 kilometres (0.5 nmi) north of the Thala Hills, Enderby Land. The islands, about 60 m (197 ft) above sea level, are separated by a narrow channel. Plotted from Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) air photos taken in 1956 and visited by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) (Thala Dan) in February, 1961. Named by ANCA for F.P. McMahon, Supply Officer, Antarctic Division, Melbourne, and second-in-command of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) (Thala Dan), 1960-61.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "McMahon Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).