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The Carey Nunatak location in relation to the Australian mainland. Photo: UTas

Antarctic nunatak named for UTAS geology founding father

An icebound island of Antarctica has been named after the University of Tasmania's foundation professor of geology. The Carey Nunatak, named for professor Samuel Warren Carey, lies 360 kilometres northeast of Davis Station, which is an Australian-administered island just off the icy southern continent. 'Nunatak' is the Inuit word for a rocky protrusion of mountain jutting out of the ice.

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