Item BB-AU-2 - Declaration of Australia's intention to occupy Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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Declaration of Australia's intention to occupy Heard Island and McDonald Islands


  • 1947-12-26 (Creation)

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Government document relevant to the sub-Antarctic islands, territorial claims, sovereignty, sovereignty, United Kingdom, United States, Stuart Campbell. Includes associated document: 17 February 1981. Australian Archives minute paper with extract of the HMAS Labuan log book of 26 December 1947. Also: 5 January 1948 press article reporting that the US would not recognise Australia's action. Provides documents or extracs, with source information and Bill Bush notes. [Published by Bush as AU26121947]

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. Access to some items may be restricted.

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  • English

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