Melbourne Bluff

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Melbourne Bluff (53°2′S 73°32′E / 53.033°S 73.533°E / -53.033; 73.533Coordinates: 53°2′S 73°32′E / 53.033°S 73.533°E / -53.033; 73.533) is a rocky bluff, 385 metres (1,260 ft) high, standing 1.3 nautical miles (2.4 km) south of Cape Bidlingmaier and protruding above the ice-covered slopes at the north side of Heard Island. The feature was surveyed in 1948 by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions and so named by them because it trends roughly east-northeast in the general direction of Melbourne, Australia, the home headquarters of the expedition.[1]

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