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Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of Final Decision to Assign Place Names in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica

Notice is hereby given of the final decisions of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa to assign the names stated in the first column of the Schedule below, to the places described in the second column of the said Schedule and that such decision shall take effect on 14 August 2002.
Rosemary Plateau 77 10'07"S, 160 43'26"E. A flat topped hill at height 1728m, joined by a narrow ridge to the northern slopes of Skew Peak, Clare Range, located approximately 45 km south-east from the coast at Granite Harbour.
Mount Airthrey 78 02'63.7"S, 163 57'53.9"E. A prominent summit at height 1175m, located midway on the range separating the Garwood and Marshall Valleys of the Denton Hills in the Southern Dry Valleys area.
Lake Chapman 77 01'S, 162 23'E. Lake situated on The Flatiron, south of the Mackay Glacier Tongue, at Granite Harbour.
McMurdo Sound 77 30'S, 165 00'E. McMurdo Sound is the area between Ross Island and the Antarctic mainland, with the following limits:
On the West: From Brown Peninsula (78 02'S - 165 32'E), on the Hillary Coast of
the Antarctic mainland, northward, along the Antarctic coast, to Cape Roberts
(77 00'S - 163 09'E).
On the North: From Cape Roberts eastward, a line to the northern extremity of Ross Island (77 11'S - 166 50'E).
On the East: From the northern extremity of Ross Island southward, along the western coast of Ross Island, to Scott Base (77 52'S - 166 40'E), on the southern end of this island.
On the South: From Scott Base south-eastward, a line to the northern extremity of
White Island (78 00'S - 167 30'E); and thence from this position westward, along the northern coasts of White Island and Black Island and continuing north-westerly, to
Brown Peninsula (78 02'S - 165 32'E), the point of commencement.
Dated at Wellington this 24th day of October 2002.
W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.