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Macquarie Island
Australian Claim 160°-142°E & 136°-45°E
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The Macquarie Island is situated about 1'200 kilometres in the north of Antarctica and about 1'400 kilometres in the southeast of Tasmania. Macquarie Island is well known as a wildlife sanctuary, and came under the administration of the Australian Antarctic Territory in 1947 (ATT). It was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1997.

Among subantarctic islands, it is the only one to be totally oceanic in origin and is a rare example of uplifted oceanic crust. It does not have large scale sedimentation and has not been built up from actual volcanic activity.  

The island covers an area of 182 square kilometres. The highest summit on the island is the Mount Hamilton at 433 metres. Other summist are: Mt. Elder, Mt. Eitel, Mt. Waite, Pyramid Peak, Mt. Fletcher, Mt. Aurora m, Mt. Jeffryes and Mt. Hasswell.

 The island covers an area of 182 square kilometres. The highest summit on the island is the Mount Hamilton at 433 metres. Other summist are: Mt. Elder, Mt. Eitel, Mt. Waite, Pyramid Peak, Mt. Fletcher, Mt. Aurora m, Mt. Jeffryes and Mt. Hasswell.

On the island is situated a permanent Australian research station.  

 

Antarctica Macquarie Island stamp timbre

AAT 2010, Macquarie Island.
The stamps were issued as se-tenant pairs in sheets of 50 with gutter and in miniaturesheet as well.

The left stamp is showing elevated old sea stacks on Macquarie Island
The right stamp is showing a view from Caroline Point towards the Caroline Cove and the Mt. Hasswell.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Macquarie Island, miniaturesheet stamp

AAT 2010, Macquarie Island, miniaturesheet.

 

AAT 2015, Macquarie Island.
The stamps were issued in the series "Dogs that Saved Macquarie Island".  

 

 

 

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