Heard and McDonald Islands
Heard Island and McDonald Islands are uninhabited, barren islands located in the Southern Ocean, with a complete absence of alien plants and animals, as well as human impact.
The islands have been territories of Australia since 1947, and contain the only two active volcanoes in Australian territory, one of which, Mawson Peak, is the highest Australian mountain. The volcanoes are covered by snow and glaciers. The islands furthermore see major breeding populations of seals, petrels, albatrosses and penguins.
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Map of Heard and McDonald IslandsLoad map
Bureau - 1st ever sub-Antarctic nomination. Uniqueness c.f. other such islands not clear. Not sure if it meets criteria
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