Oldroyd Island

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Oldroyd Island
Oldroyd Island is located in Antarctica
Oldroyd Island
Oldroyd Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 68°32′S 77°54′E / 68.533°S 77.900°E / -68.533; 77.900Coordinates: 68°32′S 77°54′E / 68.533°S 77.900°E / -68.533; 77.900
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Oldroyd Island is a small island 0.4 kilometres (0.2 nmi) northwest of Magnetic Island, lying off the Vestfold Hills in the east part of Prydz Bay. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. Remapped by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) (1957–58) and named by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for K.C. Oldroyd, weather observer at Davis Station in 1960.

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