Victoria Land

Victoria Land

Victoria Land, part of E Antarctica, S of New Zealand; Cape Adare is to the northeast. Bounded on the E by the Ross Sea and on the W by Wilkes Land, it consists of ranges of the Transantarctic Mts., with a high plateau in the interior. The region was first visited during the expedition (1839-43) of Sir James Clark Ross and was first carefully studied by the Douglas Mawson expedition (1911-14).

Victoria Land is a region of Antarctica bounded on the east by the Ross Sea and on the west by Wilkes Land. It was discovered by Captain James Clark Ross in January 1841 and named after the UK's Queen Victoria.

The region includes ranges of the Transantarctic Mountains and the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Early explorers of Victoria Land include James Clark Ross and Douglas Mawson.

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