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Hindle Glacier
Map showing the location of Hindle Glacier
Map showing the location of Hindle Glacier
Location in South Georgia Island
Location South Georgia
Coordinates 54°34′S 36°5′W / 54.567°S 36.083°W / -54.567; -36.083
Length 6 nmi (11 km; 7 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Royal Bay
Status unknown

Hindle Glacier (54°34′S 36°5′W / 54.567°S 36.083°W / -54.567; -36.083) is a glacier 6 miles (10 km) long, flowing north from the vicinity of Mount Paterson into Royal Bay on the north coast of South Georgia. It was surveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951–52. The name "Bruce Glacier" was used unofficially by the British South Georgia Expedition, 1954–55, but a number of Antarctic features are named for Dr. William S. Bruce. The UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee recommended in 1957 that the glacier be named for Dr. Edward Hindle, a British zoologist who, as Honorary Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, was of great assistance to the SGS expeditions.

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