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

Ian Abbott abbotti at mev.co.uk
Thu Apr 18 09:49:11 UTC 2013

On 2013-04-17 22:39, 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.

As long as the email list doesn't get repeatedly swamped with threads 
from angry Macquarie Islanders. :)

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