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

David Grosz david at DLG.com.au
Wed Apr 17 23:02:24 UTC 2013

I'm not sure if this is what the issue is but politically, Macquarie Island is part of Tasmania and as such, I would have thought it should be included under Australia.

Kind Regards,
David Grosz
Sydney, Australia

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From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of David Patte ?
Sent: 18 April 2013 08:10
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Subject: Re: [tz] Proposal to change Macquarie Island to be Australian territory

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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