Heard Island and McDonald Islands (abbreviated as HIMI ) are islands in the Southern Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica.
The islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The islands were discovered in 1833 by the British sailor Peter Kemp. They have been territories of Australia since 1947.
Big Ben is an active volcano. The volcano is also known as "Mawson Peak".
The group's size is 372 km² in area.
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