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Balleny Islands

The Balleny Islands form a chain of uninhabited, mainly volcanic, islands in the Southern Ocean streching from 66°15' to 67°35'S and 162°30' to 165°00'E. The group contains three main islands: Young[?], Buckle[?] and Sturge. They were first sighted in 1839 by the english whaling captains John Balleny and Thomas Freeman[?]. Freeman was the first person to land on any of the islands on February 9 1839. Their area totals 400 kmē and the highest point reaches 1524 m (Brown Peak on Sturge Island).

They are part of the Ross Dependency, claimed by New Zealand (see claims on Antarctica).



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