Notice is hereby given of the final decisions of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa to assign or alter the place names stated in the first column of Schedule 1 below, to the places described in the second column of the said Schedule; and to remove the place name stated in the first column of Schedule 2 below, to the place described in the second column of the said Schedule; and that such decisions take effect on the date of the New Zealand Gazette containing this notice.
Assign or Alter Place Names
Hargreaves Peak 71°37'15?S Latitude, 170°33'05?E Longitude. The highest peak on Adare Peninsula, rising to approximately 2083m. The feature stands sharply above Downshire Cliffs to the east, and its western slopes gently descend toward Nameless Glacier, which flows into Protection Cove. Topographic map: SR 59-60/13 & 14 (Pt) Cape Adare (1:250,000).
Mount Peterson 72°46'10?S Latitude, 169°41'56?E Longitude. The northern summit on Daniell Peninsula rising to approximately 1910m. The feature is flanked by Whitehall Glacier to the west, Tucker Inlet and Tucker Glacier to the north, and Ross Sea at the east. Topographic map:SS 58-60/2 Cape Hallett (1:250,000).
Unwin Ledge 77°35'S Latitude, 162°37'E Longitude. A flat-topped ridge or tableland, located to the west of Hothem Cliffs and south of Mount Hall in Asgard Range, Victoria Land. The upper surfaceof the feature at 1950m, is ice covered and rises 400m above the heads of the adjacent Newall Glacier and Canada Glacier. Topographic map: ST 57-60/6 & 7 (Pt) Ross Island (1:250,000) and McMurdo Dry Valleys Satellite Image Map: Matterhorn (1:25,000). Replaces Himalaya Ledge notified in previous New Zealand Gazette, 24 June 2004, No. 76, page 1853. Altered to be consistent with Unwin Ledge assigned by the United States Board on Geographic Names in 1998.
Remove a Place Name
Mount Unwin 77°34'S Latitude, 163°02'E Longitude. A mountain located south of Sanders Nunatak, and north of Huey Gully, and north-west of Scholars Peak, and west of Ghent Ridge; these features lying along the southern flow of Commonwealth Glacier. Topographic map:ST 57-60/6 & 7 (Pt) Ross Island (1:250,000) and McMurdo Dry Valleys Satellite ImageMap: Denton Glacier (1:25,000). Replaces previous New Zealand Gazette, 24 June 2004, No. 76, page 1853. First proposed as Mount Hercules, then changed to Mount Unwin when Unwin Ledge (above) was originally assigned by the New Zealand Geographic Board as Himalaya Ledge. The United States Board on Geographic Names did not assign a name for this mountain. Mount Unwin is therefore removed to avoid duplication and confusion with the newly assigned Unwin Ledge (above).
Dated at Wellington this 7th day of August 2008.
W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.