Queen Mary Land

Queen Mary Land or the Queen Mary Coast (66°45′S 96°0′E / 66.750°S 96.000°E / -66.750; 96.000Coordinates: 66°45′S 96°0′E / 66.750°S 96.000°E / -66.750; 96.000) is the portion of the coast of Antarctica lying between Cape Filchner, in 91° 54' E, and Cape Hordern, at 100° 30' E. It is claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

Location of Queen Mary Land (red), Australian Antarctic Territory in Antarctica

It was discovered in February 1912 by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under the leadership of Douglas Mawson, who named it for Mary of Teck, queen consort of George V.

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  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Queen Mary Land". (content from the Geographic Names Information System