Yearly Archives: 2015

Place-name of the Month – Jan/Feb 2015

Bye(rs Peninsula) As this is my final place-name of the month article, I thought I would mark the occasion by choosing a farewell place-name… Byers Peninsula (62° 37′ 59″ S, 61° 3′ 58″ W) is located at the west end of Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, and was first visited by nineteenth-century sealers. It was […]

Amundsen Commemorative Naming in BAT

In 2013 the APC honoured three members of Scott’s Terra Nova expedition with a place name in Antarctica, as part of a joint project with the New Zealand Antarctic Names Committee, to commemorate the Centenary of the expedition (see news article). This project also highlighted that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had never been honoured with […]

Place-name of the Month – Nov/Dec 2014

Stromness Stromness (54° 09′ 34″ S, 36° 42′ 40″ W) is the site of the shore whaling station at the head of Stromness Harbour, Stromness Bay (see map). The name stems from usage by sealers and whalers; strømness means stream point. It was first leased to Sandefjord Whaling Company by the Falkland Islands Government in […]