Naming of the summit peak on Great Glennie Island

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Naming of the summit peak on Great Glennie Island is associated with Great Glennie Island, Victoria located at these coordinates -39.0906973154, 146.237923708


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Correspondence regarding naming of the summit peak on Great Glennie Island. This page is part of What's in a name? - exhibition development for Beyond Hoddle's Grid.

Record Citation: VPRS 11563/P1, unit 725
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Date: 1981
Record Type: Correspondence
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Naming of Places, Rivers and Streams Lochnagar002 small.jpg DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEY

VICTORIA


OFFICE OF THE PLACE NAMES COMMITTEE

DEPARTMENT OF CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY

STATE PUBLIC OFFICES

MELBOURNE, VIC. 3002

DATE 6 February, 1981.


Ref: M109/1


THE DIRECTOR,

MINISTRY FOR CONSERVATION,

240/250 VICTORIA PARADE,

EAST MELBOURNE, VIC., 3002


Dear Sir,


It has been suggested to the Place Names Committee that the highest point of Great Glennie Island (Off Wilsons Promontory) be named "Lochnagar".

According to information in this office, the Glennie group of islands was discovered in 1800 and named after George Glennie.

In suggesting this name, Mr. D.F. Dorward, of the Department of Zoology at Monash University, said:-

On 19 March 1973 I visited Great Glennie Island with HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Together we climbed to the summit rock. Later, in conversation, I remarked that since the summit had no name and since he was probably the first Duke of Edinburgh to stand on it, perhaps we should call it 'Edinburgh Peak'. With some jocularity he replied that there were so many Edinburghs around, what about 'Arthur's Seat'? But on hearing that there was another Arthur's Seat not far away, he suggested with more seriousness that 'Lochnagar' might be suitable, that being the highest point of the Royal estates at Balmoral. He often spoke of Balmoral, with affection.

I hope the Committee may find this suggestion an appropriate way of commemorating Prince Philip's visit to that part of Victoria.

The Place Names Committee would be pleased to receive any comments you may care to make on this proposal.


Yours sincerely,


P.G. Sewell, secretary.


VL


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Naming of Places, Rivers and Streams Lochnagar003 small.jpg National Parks Service

Victoria


An agency of the Ministry for Conservation

240 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 3002. Telephone 651 4011


Extension:

Our reference: 76/951

RECEIVED

The date "19 MAR 1981" was not understood.The date "19 MAR 1981" was not understood.

DIRECTOR OF

CONSERVATION


18 March 1981


Mr. J.D. Brookes

Director of Conservation

Ministry for Conservation

240 Victoria Parade

East Melbourne 3002


Dear Mr. Brookes


I refer to the request from the Chief Draughting Officer on 17 February, asking for comments on a proposal to name the summit peak on Great Glennie Islands "Lochnagar".

... The attached reply is forwarded for your consideration.


Yours sincerely


D.S. Saunders

director of national parks


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Naming of Places, Rivers and Streams Lochnagar001 small.jpg 20 MAR 1981


Mr. P. G. Sewell

secretary

Office of the Place Names Committee

Department of Crown Lands 7 Survey

State Public Offices

MELBOURNE Vic. 3002


Dear Mr. Sewell


I refer to your letter of 6 February, regarding the proposed name of the highest point of Great Glennie Island.

As this is part of Wilsons Promontory National Park, I referred your letter to the Director of National Parks and he has advised me as follows.

The National Parks Service is opposed to the name "Lochnagar". In Victoria the term loch is rarely, if ever, used for a peak. Of course, Mount Loch is different because it was named, as we understand, after Sir Henry Loch.

The National Parks Service agrees that it would be sensible to commemorate the Duke of Edinburgh's visit in the naming of this peak. Having carefully considered all the alternatives, the Service favours the name "Edinburgh Peak".


Yours sincerely


J. D. BROOKES

director of conservation

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Has coordinates39° 5' 27" S, 146° 14' 17" ELatitude: -39.0906973154
Longitude: 146.237923708
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Has date1981 +, 1800 +, 19 March 1973 + and 18 March 1981 +
Has form nameTranscribed Record Form +
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Has languageen +
Has occupationsecretary +, director of national parks + and director of conservation +
Has person nameGeorge Glennie +, D.F. Dorward +, HRH Prince Philip +, P.G. Sewell +, J.D. Brookes + and D.S. Saunders +
Has record citationVPRS 11563/P1, unit 725 +
Has record typeCorrespondence +
Has related resourcehttp://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/What%27s_in_a_name%3F +
Latitude-39.091 +
Located inGreat Glennie Island, Victoria +, EAST MELBOURNE +, Great Glennie Island +, Wilsons Promontory +, Lochnagar +, Arthur's Seat +, Balmoral +, 240 Victoria Parade +, Wilsons Promontory National Park + and Edinburgh Peak +
Longitude146.238 +
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