[tz] Proposal to change Macquarie Island to be Australian territory

David Patte ₯ dpatte at relativedata.com
Wed Apr 17 22:09:34 UTC 2013

By that logic, it seems New Zealand should be in Antarctica. LOL

No one suggested Macquarie Island should be listed in the Indian ocean, 
since it is east of Australia, not west; and it seems out of place with 
the other Antarctica listings are on the Antarctica continental shelf. 
Macquarie Island is not. It is just south of NZ.

On 2013-04-17 17:39, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 04/17/13 13:40, Ian Abbott wrote:
>> will it eventually end up as Australia/Macquarie
> As I understand it the Australian government says
> Macquarie is in the Southern Ocean, where "Antarctica/"
> might be more appropriate, whereas the International
> Hydrographic Organization says Macquarie is in the
> Pacific, where "Pacific/Macquarie" might be more
> appropriate, and I suppose "Australia/Macquarie"
> might also be considered appropriate since Macquarie
> is on the boundary between the Indo-Australian and the
> Pacific plates.  It is one of those odd boundary
> cases.  I don't think it matters that much.
> All other things being equal it's better to have
> just one name, and perhaps we should just stick with
> the one we've got.


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