Miscellaneous papers, tales and snippets that we hope will be of interest to SGA members.
[UPDATED 28 June 2021] Ever wondered how a place on South Georgia got its name? The Antarctic Place Names Committee (APC) maintains the gazetteer for the South Georgia Government. You can see it on the APC website HERE that is managed by the British Antarctic Survey. For convenience Pat Lurcock has put together a document derived from the APC data that you can download with some of the details:
Download the document here:SGSSI Gazetteer (619 KB)
Robert Burton wrote this article for the Falkland Islands Journal in 2020. It describes the history of the gun emplacements at Leith and Grytviken, which were installed to protect the then-vital whaling industry for the second world war, and can still be seen today.
Download the document here:SG Defences - Robert Burton (905 KB)