Nelly Island

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Nelly Island
Nelly Island is located in Antarctica
Nelly Island
Nelly Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Vincennes Bay
Coordinates 66°14′S 110°11′E / 66.233°S 110.183°E / -66.233; 110.183Coordinates: 66°14′S 110°11′E / 66.233°S 110.183°E / -66.233; 110.183
Archipelago Frazier Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Nelly Island is the largest and easternmost of the Frazier Islands, lying in Vincennes Bay off Wilkes Land, East Antarctica.


The Frazier Islands were delineated from aerial photographs taken by US Navy's Operation Highjump in February 1947. Nelly Island was visited on 21 January 1956 by a party of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) who established an astronomical control station there. It was so named by ANARE because of the giant petrels, or nellies, nesting there.

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

The island forms part of the Frazier Islands Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.160 because it supports one of only four known breeding colonies of southern giant petrels on continental Antarctica.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Frazier Islands, Windmill Islands, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica" (PDF). Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 160: Measure 13, Annex. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 

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