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  Australian Antarctic Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It consists of all the islands and territory south of 60° S and between 44°38' E and 160° E, except for Adélie Land (136°11' E to 142°02' E), which divides the territory into Western AAT (the larger portion) and Eastern AAT.
It is bounded by Queen Maud Land in the West and by Ross Dependency in the East.
However, since Australia's signature of the Antarctic Treaty, territorial claims are effectively suspended, and the Australian Antarctic Division administers the area primarily by supporting various research projects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Antarctic_Territory   (323 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Australian Antarctic Territory
Wilkes Land is the largest district of the Australian Antarctic Territory in Eastern Antarctica, fronting on the southern Indian Ocean between Queen Mary Coast and Adelie Land, extending from from Cape Hordern in 100°31E to Pourquoi Pas Point, in 136°11E.
Flag of the British Antarctic Territory The British Antarctic Territory is the British claim to land and islands in Antarctica, and is the oldest territorial claim on the continent.
The Territory is administered by the Australian Antarctic Division on behalf of the minister for the environment and heritage.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Australian-Antarctic-Territory   (2814 words)

  
 British Antarctic Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British Antarctic Territory is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, situated in Antarctica from the South Pole to 60° S latitude between longitudes 20° W and 80° W. The Territory was formed on March 3, 1962, although the UK first claimed this portion of the Antarctic in 1908.
Under the Antarctic Treaty of 1961 all territorial claims on Antarctica are held in suspense.
The territory was grouped together as the Falkland Islands Dependency, and governed from Stanley by the Governor of the Falkland Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Antarctic_Territory   (707 words)

  
 Commonwealth Member Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The AAT consists of all islands and territories south of latitude 60°S and between longitudes 45° and 160° east except for the French sector of Terre Adélie (which comprises the islands and territories south of 60°S latitude and between longitudes 136° and 142° east).
The Australian Antarctic Territory Acceptance Act was passed in the same year, and in 1936 the governor-general put the order into force by proclamation.
The Territory is administered by the Australian Antarctic Divisionon behalf of the minister for the environment and heritage.
www.thecommonwealth.org /Templates/YearbookInternal.asp?NodeID=140404   (703 words)

  
 British Antarctic Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The British Antarctic Territory is the British claim to land and islands in Antarctica, and is the oldest territorial claim on the continent.
The territory has no permanent inhabitants, but there can be up to a couple of hundred researchers and support staff working at Halley, Rothera and Signy research stations or in the field.
The Antarctic Treaty of 1961 ended the possibility of normal settlement and commercial exploitation, so the lands south of 60 degrees were put under a separate administration, on March 3, 1962.
www.wikiverse.org /british-antarctic-territory   (415 words)

  
 National Mapping - Fab Facts, Dimensions, External Territories, Australian Antarctic Territory
The highest recognised mountains in the Australian Antarctic Territory are Mt McClintock (eastern sector - 3490m) and Mt Menzies (western sector - 3355m).
The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) was led by the geologist Sir Douglas Mawson.
The object was to explore the Antarctic continent in the vicinity of the magnetic south pole.
www.ga.gov.au /education/facts/dimensions/externalterr/antarcti.htm   (609 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It consists of all the islands territory south of 60 deg latitude and 45 deg and 160 deg east longitude for Adelie Land.
The mainland territory was first claimed 24 August 1936 although Mawson Station the first Australian station on the proper was not established until 11 February 1954.
However since Australia's signature of the Antarctic Treaty territorial claims are effectively suspended and Australian Antarctic Division administers the area primarily by supporting research projects.
www.freeglossary.com /Australian_Antarctic_Territory   (383 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Australian dollar Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Australian dollar (currency code AUD) is the official currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.
After Federation in 1901, the Australian government assumed the power to issue currency and began superscribing the private issues that were in circulation, in preparation for the issue of a domestic currency.
During the Great Depression Australian currency ceased to be redeemable for gold at the previously maintained rate of one gold sovereign for one pound currency.
www.ipedia.com /australian_dollar.html   (1689 words)

  
 States and territories of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their powers are protected by the Australian constitution, and Commonwealth legislation only applies to the states where permitted by the constitution.
For the purposes of Australian (and joint Australia-New Zealand) intergovernmental bodies, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory are treated as states.
The Administrators of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island are, by contrast, appointed by the Governor-General.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/States_and_territories_of_Australia   (842 words)

  
 The Heritage Network
As early as 1810, various territorial claims south of 50 degrees south latitude were being made for Britain and from 1933 to 1948 significant British territories south of 60 degrees south latitude were progressively ceded to Australia.
However, it may be claimed that the Antarctic Treaty precludes AAT beyond 60 degrees south latitude from being included in these declarations as it could be seen to breach terms prohibiting any enhancement of territorial claims there during the life of the treaty.
The Antarctic Treaty did not extinguish national sovereignty beyond 60 degrees south latitude but rather was intended to diffuse any potential rivalry resulting from such territorial claims while ensuring the long-term protection of Antarctica.
www.webspawner.com /users/thn02   (1252 words)

  
 Australian Capital Territory Recapitulation @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Territory was transferred to the Commonwealth by the state of New South Wales in 1911, and construction of the capital, Canberra, began in 1913.
The Australian Labor Party formed the ACT's first government, led by the Chief Minister Rosemary Follett, who made history as Australia's first female head of government.
The two main tertiary institutions are the Australian National University (ANU) in Acton and the University of Canberra (UC) in Bruce.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Australian_Capital_Territory   (1380 words)

  
 Australian antarctic territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Start the Australian antarctic territory article or add a request for it.
Look for Australian antarctic territory in Wiktionary, our sister dictionary project.
Look for Australian antarctic territory in the Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/australian_antarctic_territory   (155 words)

  
 Antarctic Territory, Australian - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Antarctic Territory, Australian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Islands and territories south of 60° south, between 160° and 45° east longitude, excluding Adélie Land;; area 6,044,000 sq km/2,333,600 sq mi of land and 75,800 sq km/29,259 sq mi of ice shelf.
The population on the Antarctic continent is limited to scientific personnel.
The Australian Antarctic Territory came into being in 1933, when it was established by a British Order in Council.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Antarctic+Territory,+Australian   (200 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Territory: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It consists of all the islands and territory south of 60° S and between 44°38' E and 160° E, except for Adélie Land (Adélie Land: adélie land is the portion of the antarctic coast between pourquoi pas point at 66°12s,...
The territory is uninhabited, except for the staff of research stations.
The mainland territory was first claimed 24 August 1936, although Mawson Station (Mawson Station: mawson station is a permanent base in antarctica managed by the australian antarctic...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/australian_antarctic_territory   (567 words)

  
 Antarctica - History of the Australian nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Antarctica encompasses the history of European discovery and Australian exploration of the Antarctic continent, subantarctic islands and the Southern Ocean, particularly the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Material is collected extensively documenting the activities and experiences of Australians in Antarctica, particularly expeditions, scientific and technological work relating to Australian government initiatives in the Antarctic region and the impact of discoveries and developments in the region on the lives and expectations of Australians.
Antarctic expeditions of Louis Edward Macey (1947-1984) including descriptions and images of the establishment of Mawson Base in 1954.
www.sl.nsw.gov.au /doclifensw/history/antarctica.cfm   (526 words)

  
 flag of Australian Antarctic Territory flags
The Australian Antarctic Territory Act 1954 declared that the laws in forcein the Australian Capital Territory are, so far as they are applicable and are not inconsistent with any ordinance made under the Act, in force in the Australian Antarctic Territory.
The area of the territory is estimated at 6,119,818 sq.
A second Australian scientific research station was established on the coast of Princess Elizabeth Land on 13 Jan. 1957 at lat.
www.flags-of-the-world.net /flags/au-antar.html   (599 words)

  
 Australia - Wikitravel
Australian flora and fauna is essentially unique to the island continent, the result of having been isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years.
The dollar (called "the Australian dollar" and written AU$ or AUD when it is necessary to distinguish it from the currencies of other countries which call their currency the dollar too) is worth between 70 and 80 US cents.
Australian police are approachable and trustworthy, and you should report assaults, theft or other crime to the police as soon as possible.
wikitravel.org /en/Australia   (8473 words)

  
 National Archives of Australia - Fact Sheet 194 - Australian Antarctic exploration and research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
This was followed by the 1911 Australian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson and the later British-Australia-New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) of 1929 to 1931.
It was Mawson who took possession of Antarctic territories in the name of the Crown in 1930 and 1931.
In carrying out its functions the Australian Antarctic Division has worked in collaboration with a range of agencies including the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics; the former Division of National Mapping; the Bureau of Meteorology; the CSIRO and the Departments of Air and the Army.
www.naa.gov.au /publications/fact_sheets/fs194.html   (587 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Division - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Australian Antarctic Division develops and administers Australia's Antarctic environmental management plans and provides Australia's input to the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Madrid Protocol.
The Australian Antarctic Data Centre integrates the research data sets created by our science programs and makes these accessible to scientists globally via the internet.
The Australian Antarctic Division brings Antarctica closer to all Australians through its popular website, special publications, educational resources, and by making Antarctica accessible to film makers, journalists, writers and artists through the annual Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship.
www.antdiv.gov.au /default.asp?casid=18   (853 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
He says he's been fascinated with the frozen wilderness since childhood and when he collected stamps from the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Joyce tells Australian Story that as a collector of stamps from the Australian Antarctic Territory, he has been captivated by the icy continent since he was a...
China rivals Russia as the next most active country in the Australian Antarctic Territory, having built its coastal Zhongshan station near Australia's Davis...
www.wikiverse.org /australian-antarctic-territory   (287 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Division - Antarctic territorial claims
The Antarctic Treaty puts aside the potential for conflict over sovereignty by providing that nothing that occurs while the Treaty is in force will enhance or diminish territorial claims.
Australian Antarctic Territory covers nearly 5.9 million square kilometres, about 42 percent of Antarctica and nearly 80 percent of the total area of Australia itself.
The Australian claim is based on a long historical association with this part of Antarctica.
www.aad.gov.au /default.asp?casid=1295   (342 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Territory
It consists of all the islands and territory south of 60° S and between 44°38' E and 160° E, except for...
The management of the Australian Antarctic Territory and the subantarctic Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands does not fall within the responsibility of the Department of Transport and...
This display of stamps, covers and cards of Australian Antarctic Territory [AAT] is an attempt to show the growth and development of the...
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/Australian_Antarctic_Territory   (253 words)

  
 Enjoy polar philately on a cold winter's evening
The Australian Antarctic Territory issued its first stamp in 1957, a 2/- ultramarine Australian Explorers and Map of Antarctica stamp, Australian Antarctic Territory Scott L4, shown in Figure 5.
All Australian Antarctic Territory stamps could be used throughout Australia as well as at the Australian Antarctic bases.
The problem with using Antarctic stamps to evoke the feeling that things could be worse upon a winter-weary collector is that in the Southern Hemisphere it is summertime in Antarctica.
www.linns.com /howto/refresher/polar_20031215/refreshercourse.asp   (1488 words)

  
 Joint Standing Committee on National Capital and External Territories - Antarctica: Australia’s Pristine Frontier
Australian scientists are at the forefront of Antarctic research and their ongoing investigations continue to reveal important data about climate change, future greenhouse gas levels and sea-level rise which are of national and international significance.
Historically, the exploratory efforts of Sir Douglas Mawson are particularly significant for Australians, as he was part of the first team to climb to the top of Mount Erebus, Antarctica ’s active volcano, and part of the first team to reach the magnetic South Pole in 1908.
Having already commenced reviews in June 2002 with regard to Norfolk Island and the Indian Ocean Territories, in 2003 the Committee turned its attention to the Australian Antarctic Territory using the annual report of the Department of the Environment and Heritage as the procedural basis for the inquiry.
www.aph.gov.au /House/committee/ncet/antarctic/chapter1.htm   (2992 words)

  
 The Royal Philatelic Society London - The Polar Postal History Society Australian Antarctic Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
This display of stamps, covers and cards of Australian Antarctic Territory [AAT] is an attempt to show the growth and development of the Territory after the Second World War.
Mawson - the first permanent Australian mainland Base on the Antarctic Continent opened in 1954 and was named after Sir Douglas Mawson.
The Admiral Byrd Antarctic Expeditions 1928 to 1941
www.rpsl.org.uk /polar/australian_antarctic.html   (255 words)

  
 Stamps
The Australian Antarctic Territory comprises all the islands and territory other than Adelie Land situated south of lat.
Mail is known from numerous Antarctic expeditions: Mawson in 1911 (used stamps of Tasmania), Shackleton in 1921-2 (used stamps of Britain), Mawson again in 1929-31 (used stamps of Australia), and the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) of 1947- 65.
French overseas territory consisting of the Crozet Archipelago (1772), the islands of St Paul, New Amsterdam (claimed by France 21 November 1924) and Kerguelen (reoccupied in1949), and Adelie Land.
www.skywatcher.com /rickpierce/stamps.htm   (1163 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Division - Australian Antarctic Territory defined
With a revival in the whaling industries and increasing international interest in the Antarctic, Mawson was keen to affirm Australia's interest in Antarctica.
He proposed a two-year research expedition working eastwards along the Antarctic coast south of Australia, from Enderby Land to the Ross Sea, surveying the coast with the use of aircraft.
With support from three governments the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) was formed under Mawson's command and set sail for the Antarctic in October 1929.
www.aad.gov.au /?casid=1310   (256 words)

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