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Land Notices
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Notice of Final Decisions to Assign Place Names in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica

Pursuant to the New Zealand Geographic Board Act 1946, 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 decisions took effect on 30 November 2004.
Schedule
Adare Trough From 69°30'S Latitude, 172°00'E Longitude to 70°45'S Latitude, 173°00'E Longitude. Part of a striking seabed graben feature comprising two ridges separated by a trough, in north-west Ross Sea.
Airdevronsix Glacier 77°31'S Latitude, 160°20'E Longitude. A major glacier flowing south-east to the Airdevronsix Icefalls, which in turn feed the Wright Upper Glacier, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Maps: Webb Lake and Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Anderson Scarp 77°33'S Latitude, 161°21'E Longitude. An acclivity and cliff, 935m, 1.3km west of Hall Bluff on the Dais, Wright Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Lake Vanda (1:50,000).
Anvil Pond 77°32'55”S Latitude, 160°48'48”E Longitude. A freshwater frozen pond 1.3km west of Healy Trough in the Labyrinth of Wright Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Balsley Peak 77°38'S Latitude, 153°36'W Longitude. A distinctive peak, c.1100m, located 2.25km south-east of LaGorce Peak in Alexandra Mountains, Marie Byrd Land. Topographic Map: ST 5-8/5 Alexandra Mountains (1:250,000).
Mount Booth 77°26'S Latitude, 161°46'E Longitude. A peak, 1575m, surmounting the junction of mountain ridges at the south-west end of Murphy Valley in Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Butler Summit 77°33'S Latitude, 161°06'E Longitude. A peak rising to c.1000m in the extreme west part of the Dais in Wright Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Lake Vanda (1:50,000).
Mount Cassidy 77°27'S Latitude, 160°47'E Longitude. A mountain, 1917m, which forms a salient angle in the north-east part of Prentice Plateau, Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Webb Lake (1:50,000).
Cerberus Valley 77°26'S Latitude, 161°56'E Longitude. An upland valley between Mount Cerberus and Euros Ridge in East Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Cleft Ledge 77°32'33”S Latitude, 160°51'30”E Longitude. A flat-topped ridge 1.6km long and 0.5km wide between Shaw Trough and Healy Trough in the Labyrinth of Wright Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Dean Cirque 77°30'S Latitude, 160°45'E Longitude. A cirque between the south-east part of Prentice Plateau and Apollo Peak in Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Maps: Victoria Upper Lake and Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Delinski Glacier 77°29'S Latitude, 160°26'E Longitude. A glacier flowing south into Airdevronsix Glacier between McAllister Hills and Prentice Plateau, Victoria Land. Topographic Map: Webb Lake (1:50,000).
Dipboye Cirque 77°30'S Latitude, 160°50'E Longitude. A cirque on the south side of Olympus Range between Apollo Peak and Mount Electra in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Maps: Victoria Upper Lake and Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Fountain Glacier 77°41'S Latitude, 161°38'E Longitude. A glacier between Nylen Glacier and Catspaw Glacier, flowing south into Pearse Valley in the Asgard Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Lake Vanda (1:50,000).
Fritsen Valley 77°28'S Latitude, 161°25'E Longitude. An upland valley to the north of the Mount Hercules summit area and west of Harris Ledge in Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Glover Cirque 77°30'S Latitude, 161°05'E Longitude. A cirque occupied by a glacier in the south part of the Mount Boreas massif. The cirque is bounded on the north-east side by a ridge connecting Mount Boreas and Mount Thrace. Topographic Maps: Victoria Upper Lake and Lake Vanda (1:50,000).
Goldich Crest 77°29'S Latitude, 161°40'E Longitude. A peak, 1700m, between Mount Jason and Bull Pass in Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Gonzalez Spur extends ESE from the peak. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Gonzalez Spur 77°30'S Latitude, 161°45'E Longitude. A prominent rock spur 4km long that extends east south-east from 1700m high Goldich Crest in Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. The spur descends to 500m at the east extremity where it overhangs Wright Valley and forms the west side of the south entrance to higher Bull Pass. Topographic Maps: Victoria Upper Lake and Lake Vanda (1:50,000).
Hallet Valley 77°32'S Latitude, 160°17'E Longitude. A valley between Meddley Ridge and Vortex Col in west Asgard Range, Victoria Land. Topographic Map: Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Hawkins Cirque 77°30'S Latitude, 160°34'E Longitude. A cirque about 0.8km wide, in part occupied by a glacier, near the centre of the southern cliffs of Prentice Plateau, Olympus Range. Topographic Maps: Webb Lake and Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Hayes Bank 77°00'S Latitude, 171°00'W Longitude. A seabed feature lying north-south, located west of Houtz Bank, in the Ross Sea.
Healy Trough 77°33'S Latitude, 160°52'E Longitude. A primary elongate trough in the Labyrinth of Wright Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, extending diagonally south-west by north-east across the eastern part of the feature. Topographic Map: Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Houtz Bank 77°00'S Latitude, 166°00'W Longitude. A seabed feature lying north-south, located east of Hayes Bank, in the Ross Sea.
Koltermann Peak 77°29'S Latitude, 160°23'E Longitude. A peak, 2166m, in the east part of McAllister Hills, located west of Olympus Range in Victoria Land. Topographic Map: Webb Lake (1:50,000).
Leibert Cirque 77°30'S Latitude, 160°55'E Longitude. A cirque between Mount Electra and Mount Dido on the south side of Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. The cirque opens south to the Labyrinth. Topographic Maps: Webb Lake and Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Malin Valley 77°26'S Latitude, 161°51'E Longitude. An upland valley on the west side of Mount Cerberus in east Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. The valley opens north to Victoria Valley. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Marsh Cirque 77°30'S Latitude, 161°26'E Longitude. A cirque in the south part of Mount Hercules, Olympus Range. The cirque is 1.6km wide and in part occupied by a glacier. Topographic Maps: Victoria Upper Lake and Lake Vanda (1:50,000).
McAllister Hills 77°29'S Latitude, 160°22'E Longitude. A hill group or bastion between Shapeless Mountain and Wright Upper Glacier in Victoria Land. Topographic Map: Webb Lake (1:50,000).
Melcon Peak 77°27'S Latitude, 160°25'E Longitude, An ice-covered peak rising to 2500m, 1.8km south of Shapeless Mountain in Victoria Land. There is exposed rock on the south side of this wedge-shaped elevation. Topographic Map: Webb Lake (1:50,000).
Murphy Valley 77°26'S Latitude, 161°44'E Longitude. An upland valley on the north-east side of Mount Booth in east Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. The valley opens north to Victoria Valley. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Nylen Glacier 77°41'S Latitude, 161°29'E Longitude. A narrow glacier between Schlatter Glacier and Fountain Glacier, flowing south into Pearse Valley in Asgard Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Lake Vanda (1:50,000).
Parish Ledge 77°28'S Latitude, 161°31'E Longitude. A flat-topped ridge, 1642m, north of Mount Jason in Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Parish Riegel 77°26'S Latitude, 161°30'E Longitude. A riegel, or rock bar extending north from Parish Ledge, Olympus Range, across McKelvey Valley toward Insel Range. The riegel is 3.2km long, 1.6km wide, and is similar to Bonney Riegel in Taylor Valley. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Pentecost Cirque 77°30'S Latitude, 160°41'E Longitude. A cirque between Hawkins Cirque and Dean Cirque on the south side of Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. The cirque opens south to Wright Upper Glacier. Topographic Maps: Webb Lake and Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Prentice Plateau 77°29'S Latitude, 160°37'E Longitude. A nearly rectangular plateau of approximately 14.5 sq km, at the north side of Victoria Upper Glacier and west of Apollo Peak, Olympus Range, Victoria Land. The upper surface (c.1850m) is ice covered except for scoured outcrops. Topographic Map: Webb Lake (1:50,000).
Shaw Trough 77°32'S Latitude, 160°54'E Longitude. A primary elongate trough in the Labyrinth of Wright Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, extending west to east across the north part of the feature. Topographic Map: Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Thrace, Mount 77°30'S Latitude, 161°07'E Longitude. A peak rising to 1800m at the south-east side of Mount Boreas, Olympus Range, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The peak is connected by a ridge to the Mount Boreas massif. Topographic Maps: Victoria Upper Lake and Lake Vanda (1:50,000).
Virginia Valley 77°29'S Latitude, 160°56'E Longitude. An upland valley east of Wall Valley in Olympus Range, located between the north part of Mount Electra on the west, and Mount Circe and Mount Dido on the east. The valley opens north to McKelvey Valley. Topographic Map: Webb Lake (1:50,000).
Wall Valley 77°29'S Latitude, 160°51'E Longitude. An upland valley next west of Virginia Valley in Olympus Range. Minotaur Pass is at the head between Apollo Peak and Mount Electra. The valley opens north to McKelvey Valley. Topographic Map: Webb Lake (1:50,000).
Warren Icefall 77°33'S Latitude, 160°25'E Longitude. An icefall entering the south part of Wright Upper Glacier north of Vortex Col, Asgard Range, Victoria Land. Topographic Map: Labyrinth (1:50,000).
Wrenn Peak 77°28'S Latitude, 161°59'E Longitude. A peak rising to 1750m on the ridge at thehead of Sandy Glacier and Enyo Glacier in Olympus Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Topographic Map: Victoria Upper Lake (1:50,000).
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of March 2005.
W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.