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Enderby Land
Enderby Land
is a projecting land mass of Antarctica. Its shore extends from Shinnan Glacier
Shinnan Glacier
at about 67°55′S 44°38′E / 67.917°S 44.633°E / -67.917; 44.633 to William Scoresby Bay at 67°24′S 59°34′E / 67.400°S 59.567°E / -67.400; 59.567, approximately ​1⁄24 of the earth's longitude. It was first documented in western and eastern literature in February 1831 by John Biscoe aboard the whaling brig Tula, and named after the Enderby Brothers of London, the ship's owners who encouraged their captains to combine exploration with sealing.[1]

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1 Coasts and mountain ranges 2 Nation state claims 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Coasts and mountain ranges[edit] Coastal features include Amundsen Bay, Casey Bay and Cape Monakov. Mountain ranges or sub-ranges being crests above pack ice (escarpments), are the Scott Mountains, the Tula Mountains, and the Napier Mountains. The highest peak is Mount McMaster
Mount McMaster
at 2,830 metres (9,280 ft) Above Ordnance Datum
Above Ordnance Datum
(conventional sea level). Nation state claims[edit] Subject to the constraints of the Antarctic Treaty System, the longest-held nation-state claimant rights in the territory is Australia, being a large part of its claimed Australian Antarctic Territory up to various high latitudes towards the South Pole. See also[edit]

Church Nunataks Geology of Enderby Land Mawson Station History of Antarctica List of Antarctic expeditions

References[edit]

^ "Enderby Land". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 

External links[edit]

Australian Antarctic Gazetteer United States Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) PDF Map of the Australian Antarctic Territory

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Coordinates: 67°30′S 53°0′E / 67.500°S 53.000°E / -67.500; 53.000  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey
United States Geological Survey
document "Enderby Land" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 248057773 GND: 4014637-6

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