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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A coastal region of Antarctica south of Australia. Most of the area has been included in Australia's Antarctic claims since 1936.

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  • noun a coastal region of Antarctica on the Indian Ocean to the south of Australia; most of the territory is claimed by Australia

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Examples

  • This region is now known as the Wilkes Land and Wilkes is often credited with determining the continental nature of Antarctica.

    Three National Expeditions to Antarctica

  • Certain it is that Wilkes Land has subsequently been sailed over in many places by several expeditions.

    The South Pole~ The History of the South Pole

  • During the secondseason, BANZARE operated from Cape Dennison west (AdélieCoast and Wilkes Land) and made territorial claims from 45°E - 160°E with the exception oftheAdélieCoast (from 136°E to 142°E)

    Aerial Exploration of the Antarctic

  • Kaiser Willhelm II Lan was situated between the previously observed regions of Wilkes Land and Enerby Land.

    The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

  • Kaiser Willhelm II Lan was situated between the previously observed regions of Wilkes Land and Enerby Land.

    The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

  • There are ice-free coastal areas that include parts of southern Victoria Land, Wilkes Land, the Antarctic Peninsula area, and parts of Ross Island on McMurdo Sound (the site of the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station).

    Antarctica

  • Terrain: about 98% thick continental ice sheet and 2% barren rock, with average elevations between 2,000 and 4,000 meters; mountain ranges up to nearly 5,000 meters; ice-free coastal areas include parts of southern Victoria Land, Wilkes Land, the Antarctic Peninsula area, and parts of Ross Island on McMurdo Sound; glaciers form ice shelves along about half of the coastline, and floating ice shelves constitute 11% of the area of the continent

    Antarctica

  • Antarcticaabout 98% thick continental ice sheet and 2% barren rock, with average elevations between 2,000 and 4,000 meters; mountain ranges up to nearly 5,000 meters; ice-free coastal areas include parts of southern Victoria Land, Wilkes Land, the Antarctic Peninsula area, and parts of Ross Island on McMurdo Sound; glaciers form ice shelves along about half of the coastline, and floating ice shelves constitute 11% of the area of the continent

    Terrain

  • He pointed to the coast of Wilkes Land and then to the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula.

    The Whale Warriors

  • He pointed to the coast of Wilkes Land and then to the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula.

    The Whale Warriors

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