Oom Island

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Oom Island
Oom Island is located in Antarctica
Oom Island
Oom Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 67°24′S 60°39′E / 67.400°S 60.650°E / -67.400; 60.650Coordinates: 67°24′S 60°39′E / 67.400°S 60.650°E / -67.400; 60.650
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Oom Island is a small island 0.93 kilometres (0.5 nmi) northeast of Campbell Head, off the coast of Mac. Robertson Land. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Uksoy. Renamed by Antarctic Names Committee of Australia (ANCA) for Lieutenant K.E. Oom, RAN, a member of the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), 1929-31.

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