The Australian Antarctic Names and Medals Committee (AANMC) was established to advise the Government on names for features in the Australian Antarctic Territory and the subantarctic territory of Heard Island and the McDonald Islands. The committee also issues nominations Governor General for the award of the Australian Antarctic Medal.

Committee members were appointed by the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Antarctic matters. The committee was founded in 1952 as the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia, [1][2] and changed to the current name in 1982 to reflect the multiple functions that the committee is responsible for. The committee was replaced by the Australian Antarctic Division Place names Committee in 2015.[3]

Features named by the committee


  1. ^ Correspondence, mainly regarding Cook, Antarctic Names Committee of Australia, Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1954, retrieved 4 January 2020
  2. ^ Antarctic Names Committee-minutes, 1957, retrieved 4 January 2020
  3. ^ Australian Antarctic Gazetteer, Australian Antarctic Data Centre, 1952, retrieved 4 January 2020

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