Macquarie Island

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Macquarie Island 54° 62'S, 158° 97'E

  • One main island; outliers Judge and Clerk Islands 16 km N, and Bishop and Clerk Islands 29 km S; of sedimentary origin with volcanic extrusions; in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Area: 128 kmē.
  • Highest elevation - 433 in (Mount Hamilton).
  • No Glaciers.
  • Sighted and first landing 1810 (by sealers).
  • Permanent occupation (scientific station) from 1948 (previously sealers and scientific personnel wintered). Sealing and penguin oil station operated 1888-1917.
  • Australian State territory, part of the Municipality of Esperance, Tamania.

Macquarie Island World Heritage Area Page 

"Macquarie Island" Australian Antarctic Program