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The Australian Antarctic Names and Medals Committee, abbreviated AANMC, was established to advise the Government on names for features in the Australian Antarctic Territory and the sub-Antarctic territory of Heard Island and the McDonald Islands. The committee also issues nominations Governor General for the award of the Australian Antarctic Medal.

Committee members are appointed by the Minister or Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Antarctic matters. The committee was originally founded in 1952 as the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia and changed to the current name in 1982 to reflect the multiple functions that the committee is responsible for.

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