Antarctica :: Heard Island and McDonald Islands
(territory of Australia)

Introduction ::Heard Island and McDonald Islands

    The United Kingdom transferred these uninhabited, barren, sub-Antarctic islands to Australia in 1947. Populated by large numbers of seal and bird species, the islands have been designated a nature preserve.

Geography ::Heard Island and McDonald Islands

People and Society ::Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Government ::Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Economy ::Heard Island and McDonald Islands

    The islands have no indigenous economic activity, but the Australian Government allows limited fishing in the surrounding waters. Visits to Heard Island typically focus on terrestrial and marine research and infrequent private expeditions.