Heard Island
Location: 52°58' to 53°12'S : 73°15' to 73°50'E This island is of volcanic origin along with one smaller island, Shag Island, 11 km to the north. The island covers 385 km² with the highest elevation being Mawson Peak at 2745 m. This is the highest point in Australian territory. The island was arguably first sighted in 1833 and again in 1848. The first confirmed sighting was in 1853 with sealers first landing in 1855. The island came under Australian control in 1947. This is an Australian External Territory, known as the Territory of Heard and McDonald Islands. The island is uninhabited, however a scientific station was occupied from 1947-55. This category contains Internet sites that are about or located on Heard Island.
Heard Island Expedition
Documents the 1997 Cordell Expedition to the island. Includes an overview, route map, basic information, detailed planning documents, and team biographies.
Volcanic Activity Reports
Features reports on volcanic episodes on Heard Island from the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program. Includes information about seismic events.
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