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Birth of Sir Shackleton commemorated by South Georgia with new crown coins

Thursday, February 28th 2019 - 08:42 UTC
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The government and treasury of the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands issued on 26 February new crown coins that commemorate the birth of the famous explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - claimed by Argentina.

    British Sub-Antarctica and Antarctic Islands – Argentinian Claims (2 pgs):-
    https://www.academia.edu/38179055/British_Sub-Antarctica_and_Antarctic_Islands_Argentinian_Claims

    Feb 28th, 2019 - 10:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • shackleton

    Claimed by Argentina, but on what basis since it was never claimed by Spain? S.Georgia, discovered by Captain Cook, was in the Portuguese sphere of influence - as per the Treaty of Tordessillas - but was never visited or claimed by them either.

    IMO - by claiming S.Georgia and S.Sandwich on the sole basis of “proximity” - suggests that Argentina's claim to the Falklands is also based on “proximity” rather than history.

    Feb 28th, 2019 - 10:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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