Mac Robertson Land

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Coordinates: 70 ° 0 ′ 0 ″  S , 65 ° 0 ′ 0 ″  E

Relief Map: Antarctica
Mac Robertson Land
Mawson Station on the Mac Robertson Land coast

Mac-Robertson-Land (also known as Lars-Christensen-Land in honor of Lars Christensen , who landed here on February 11, 1931 with his plane) is part of Antarctica . It lies south of the coast between William Scoresby Bay and Cape Darnley , between 59 ° 34 'E and 72 ° 35' E. The Prince Charles Mountains loom up to the east . The cooperation lake is located off the coast . The territory was named by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), which was carried out from 1929 to 1931 under Sir Douglas Mawson , after the Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Macpherson Robertson (1859-1945), a sponsor of the expedition.

From 1965 geological research was carried out in the Prince Charles Mountains by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Soyuz station was built on the east coast of Beaver Lake and was used for three summers.

Mawson Station is located on a rocky outcrop on the coast .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ John Stewart: Antarctica - An Encyclopedia . Vol. 2, McFarland & Co., Jefferson and London 2011, ISBN 978-0-7864-3590-6 , p. 1476