This photo from Arthur Scholes "Fourteen Men" gives a good idea of the topography of Heard Island. It is about 2400 miles south-west of Fremantle on the antarctic convergence. This view shows Mt Olsen in the background, West Bay on the left, Cape Laurens (right) and Atlas Cove in the right foreground.

Here's an item of mail sent from Heard Island by HMAS Wyatt Earp in 1947. This item can be viewed in a small but very interesting museumin Adventure Bay on South Bruny Island in south-east Tasmania.


This small workboat was used at Heard during the first years of ANARE occupation. It was famous for the unreliability of the outboard motor and more than once expeditioners were in danger of being swept out into the Southern Ocean.

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