Lake name recognises pioneering naturalist

A lake on Macquerie Island in Antarctica has been named after Dr Mary Gillham.

Mary was a pioneering naturalist and prolific wildlife author, who took an active interest in the environment for over 80 years. Mary had a long history of involvement with Flat Holm which stemmed from her life-long fascination with island habitats, their conservation and how they changed over time.

You can read more about Mary’s expedition to Macquerie Island and her life’s work of documenting well over 100,000 wildlife records spanning 70 years, on the Mary Gillham Archive website.