Proclamation Island

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Douglas Mawson's team claim Proclamation Island for the Crown, January 13, 1930

Proclamation Island is a small rocky island 2.5 nautical miles (5 km; 3 mi) west of Cape Batterbee and close east of the Aagaard Islands of Antarctica.

Historic site[edit]

The island was discovered by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), led by Douglas Mawson, 1929–1931, and so named, following the reading of a proclamation on its summit on 13 January 1930 claiming the area for the British Crown.[1] A cairn and plaque erected by Mawson at the time to commemorate the event has been designated a Historic Site or Monument (HSM 3) following a proposal by Australia to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.[2]

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

Coordinates: 65°51′S 53°41′E / 65.850°S 53.683°E / -65.850; 53.683