Queen Marie Land

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Coordinates: 66 ° 45 ′  S , 96 ° 0 ′  E

Relief Map: Antarctica
Queen Marie Land

The Queen Marie Land (English Queen Mary Land or Queen Mary Coast ) is an area on the coast of the Australian Antarctic Territory , which lies between Kaiser Wilhelm II Land in the west and Wilkesland in the east. On the coast it stretches from Cape Filchner (91 ° 54 'E) to Cape Hordern (100 ° 30' E). It was discovered in February 1912 as part of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-1914), led by Douglas Mawson , who it after Mary of Teck , the wife of British King George V. , named. The Shackleton Ice Shelf lies on its coast .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Queen Mary Land - Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 1288 . English. Online at: Australian Antarctic Data Center (accessed July 12, 2013).