Australian Antarctic Territory


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Australian Antarctic Territory

the area of Antarctica, other than Adélie Land, that is administered by Australia (claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty), lying south of latitude 60°S and between longitudes 45°E and 160°E
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It demonstrated and furthered Australian interest in the icy continent and promoted the Australian Antarctic Territory claim.
Coincidentally on that day in the Antarctic, the Red Flag was being hoisted over a new Soviet base on the Australian Antarctic territory.
Crocodile Island and Rhino Island are among 28 newly named places in the Australian Antarctic Territory, including 17 islands and 11 geographical features.

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