Final determinations on assigning, altering, and discontinuing official Antarctic geographic names

Gazetted on 19 April 2021

Notice of Final Determinations on Assigning, Altering, and Discontinuing Official Antarctic Geographic Names

Schedule 1 – Assigned Names (13)

Official Assigned Antarctic Geographic NameGeographic Feature TypeLatitudeLongitude
Andersen CreekStream-77.62101162.90693
Bohner StreamStream-77.70055162.5716
Doran StreamStream-77.69789162.59239
House CreekStream-77.64298162.74068
Lawson CreekStream-77.72031162.26729
Lizotte CreekStream-77.6987162.47441
Lyons CreekStream-77.72729162.27588
McKay CreekStream-77.64408162.74473
Mount PayneMountain-72.81679167.86126
Mount YostMountain-72.82284167.93869
Priscu StreamStream-77.68699162.58248
Vincent CreekStream-77.72095162.4561
Wharton CreekStream-77.64498162.74409

Schedule 2 – Altered Name

Official Altered Antarctic Geographic NameGeographic feature type and authorityLatitudeLongitude
Mount BrøggerMountain. Alteration from Mount Brogger (Official by New Zealand Gazette, 11 May 2012, No.53, page 1477)-76.867976161.858232

Schedule 3 – Discontinued Names (2)

Discontinued Antarctic Geographic NameGeographic feature type and former authorityLatitudeLongitude
Bay of SealsBay, (New Zealand Gazette, 11 May 2012, No.53, page 1477)-78.000000-158.000000
Nigger HeadHead, (New Zealand Gazette, 11 May 2012, No.53, page 1477)-71.450000169.383333

Validation Notice of an Antarctic Name

Schedule

Validated Official Antarctic NameGeographic Feature TypeLatitudeLongitude
SeahorseHill-78.26295163.28488

Amendments to Official Antarctic Names – New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa

In the thirteen schedules below for 275 Antarctic geographic names published in the New Zealand Gazette on the dates and with the headings detailed in each schedule, amend the coordinates and/or the feature type as per the second column. All coordinates are in decimal latitude/longitude format.

Schedule 1

New Zealand Gazette, 10 May 2001, No. 48, page 1094 - Notice of Final Decision to Assign Place Names in the Ross Dependency Area, Antarctica

Official Antarctic name (6)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Esser Bluff"-77.6373, 166.90859"
Polar Bear Point"-77.81593, 166.85139"
Seismic Bluff"-77.53449, 167.08061"
Twin Crater"-77.84051, 166.68641"
Warren Ridge"-77.46641, 169.09647"
Weatherwax Glacier"-77.63848, 163.62065"

Schedule 2

New Zealand Gazette, 18 October 2001, No. 142, page 3601 - Notice of Final Decision to Assign Place Names in the Ross Dependency Area, Antarctica

Official Antarctic name (1)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Sauna Cave"-77.53443, 167.13445"

Schedule 3

New Zealand Gazette, 27 February 2003, No. 17, page 504 - Notice of Final Decisions to Assign Place Names in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica

Official Antarctic name (15)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Blake Massif"-80.64753, 157.98884"
Bradshaw Peak"-81.04817, 158.56383"
Carr Crest"-80.63311, 159.38082"
Contortion Spur"-80.4131, 160.17713"
Couzens Saddle"-80.52868, 159.70195"
Cupcake Peaks"-80.70097, 158.55493"
Gootee Nunatak"-80.658922, 159.948492"
Lowry Massif"-80.60998, 158.20924"
Mandarich Massif"-80.68122, 157.68581"
Mount Liard"-80.97645, 158.85167"
Mount Stewart"-80.97972, 158.52801"
Mount Tadpole"-80.52557, 158.62666"
Prior Cliff"-80.78485, 158.84061"
Riddiford Nunatak"-80.97827, 159.8302"
Roberts Pike"-80.60537, 158.74184"

Schedule 4

New Zealand Gazette, 26 June 2003, No. 73, page 1896 - Notice of Final Decisions to Assign Place Names in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica

Official Antarctic name (1)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Burrows Glacier"-78.03218, 163.92022"

Schedule 5

New Zealand Gazette, 24 June 2004, No. 76, page 1853 - Notice of Final Decisions to Assign Place Names in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica

Official Antarctic name (31)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Anniversary Bluff"-78.56191, 164.3686"
Bifrost Ledge"-77.58604, 162.19418"
Birthday Bluffs"-78.55102, 164.44271"
Boney Point"-76.65053, 162.7328"
Eastwind Glacier"-77.62826, 168.26649"
Eurus Ridge"-77.43333, 162.01146"
Glacier Ridge"-77.61115, 167.27627"
Glezen Glacier"-76.5339, 162.20732"
Godwit Glacier"-77.59376, 162.20637"
Griffiths Glacier"-77.15726, 162.20189"
Hedblom Glacier"-76.58531, 162.26566"
Ketchum Ridge"-76.54556, 162.26892"
Kienle Cirque"-78.07391, 167.36593"
Kuechle Island"-77.86253, 165.23465"
Lake Eggers"-78.09281, 165.41832"
Marshall Cirque"-78.09404, 167.27388"
Melania Ridge"-78.1274, 166.23867"
Mount Cleary"-76.45429, 161.99931"
Mount Estes"-78.27223, 166.32146"
Mount Ewart"-78.13382, 166.13049"
Mount Guyon"-78.42463, 158.28631"
Mount Schmidtman"-76.5679, 160.99301"
Mount Streich"-78.15628, 158.90009"
Repeater Glacier"-77.48439, 162.84347"
Rowe Nunataks"-78.25652, 166.1084"
Snow Petrel Peak"-78.53466, 164.64476"
Stuckless Glacier"-78.26033, 166.25205"
Swyers Point"-78.16302, 165.15138"
Uberuaga Island"-77.87507, 165.30424"
Vella Flat"-78.16919, 166.20325"
Windscoop Bluff"-78.54688, 164.5304"

Schedule 6

New Zealand Gazette, 3 March 2005, No. 45, page 1116 - Notice of Final Decisions to Assign Place Names in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica

Official Antarctic name (9)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Airdevronsix Glacier"-77.51175, 160.26084"
Anvil Pond"-77.54828, 160.81312"
Cerberus Valley"-77.43476, 161.94354"
Cleft Ledge"-77.5412, 160.88563"
Delinski Glacier"-77.48374, 160.45942"
Gonzalez Spur"-77.49643, 161.7407"
Hallet Valley"-77.54499, 160.25848"
Malin Valley"-77.43328, 161.84049"
Wall Valley"-77.49044, 160.85689"

Schedule 7

New Zealand Gazette, 20 October 2005, No. 177, page 4511 - Notice of Final Decisions to Assign Place Names in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica

Official Antarctic name (16)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Albert Valley"-77.37765, 160.91335"
Berkey Valley"-77.32006, 161.33462"
Besson Spur"-77.39488, 161.00337"
Broady Valley"-77.25533, 161.6088"
Castellini Bluff"-78.14901, 167.21262"
Clegg Nunataks"-77.37606, 160.62034"
Dana Cirque"-77.29658, 160.89966"
Davis Bluff"-78.15371, 167.57353"
Gabites Glacier"-77.34695, 160.53388"
Lake Karentz"-77.26145, 161.80688"
Lazzara Ledge"-77.37654, 160.7646"
Morse Spur"-77.32933, 161.80073"
Mount Dragovan"-77.38134, 160.70722"
Welch Crag"-77.28474, 160.60172"
Wise Ridge"-77.27348, 161.9801"
Wreath Valley"-77.3808, 160.80296"

Schedule 8

New Zealand Gazette, 14 December 2006, No. 172, page 5036 - Notice of Final Decisions to Assign Place Names in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica

Official Antarctic name (3)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Kurasawa Pond"-77.527952, 160.744652"
Murray Pond"-77.55837, 160.94112"
Watanuki Pond"-77.526171, 160.774205"

Schedule 9

New Zealand Gazette, 15 May 2008, No. 84, page 2290 - Notice of Final Decisions to Assign or Alter or Remove Place Names

Official Antarctic name (4)

Corrected/improved coordinates

Blorenge Buttress"-76.71596, 161.35262"
Helicopter Mountains"-77.2052, 161.42084"
Holystone Slope"-76.76259, 161.36092"
Touchstone Crag"-77.1998, 161.3076"

Schedule 10

New Zealand Gazette, 29 May 2009, No. 77, page 1803 - Notice of Valid Antarctic Names

Official Antarctic name (74)

Corrected/improved coordinates and/or corrected feature type

Access Slope"-79.67854, 156.11612"
Anthony Bluff"-79.1059, 160.11929"
Baumann Valley"-77.4444, 162.07373"
Bertoglio Glacier"-79.30136, 160.11039"
Brosnahan Island"-79.47064, 160.9898"
Buntley Bluff"-79.19828, 160.41536"
Chinn Glacier"-77.46513, 162.24879"
Claridge Terrace"-77.70267, 162.29391"
Colosseum Ridge"-79.78864, 156.35895"
Cooper Nunatak"-79.74946, 159.24006"
Darnell Nunatak"-80.44671, 155.91959"
David Valley"-77.61394, 162.14397"
Diamond Hill"-79.86187, 159.17249"
Don Quixote Pond"-77.533, 161.16503"
Entrikin Glacier"-80.78904, 159.38554"
Erewhon Basin"-79.80257, 158.60349"
Fenrir Valley"-77.62278, 161.93646"
Finger Ridges"-79.17178, 157.01614"
Frame Ridge"-78.08373, 165.45727"
Gallagher Ridge"-77.46824, 162.81826"
Gentile Point"-81.11229, 160.79476"
Harvey Peak"-79.21942, 157.0287"
Heap Glacier"-79.08124, 159.22118"
Heimdall Glacier"-77.57945, 161.86459"
Helios Ridge"-77.43549, 162.49989"
Hoffman Point"-79.32472, 160.56689"
Johnstone Ridge"-80.13716, 156.69372"
Judith Glacier"-80.53853, 158.79196"
Kennedy Glacier"-77.64724, 162.20008"
Kennett Ridge"-79.84637, 156.7266"
King Valley"-77.614, 162.06192"
Kite Stream"-77.38513, 162.09625"
Lake Wilson"-79.82051, 159.55317"
Mill Mountain"-79.42755, 157.92618"
Moody Peak"-78.37235, 158.5882"
Mount Darbyshire"-78.46726, 158.09202"
Mount Deleon"-80.85737, 159.96381"
Mount DeWitt"-77.20616, 159.84133"
Mount Dick"-80.81585, 158.55559"
Mount Fries"-80.95548, 156.62138"
Mount Gudmundson"-79.21069, 157.87058"
Mount Kosko"-79.14796, 159.55458"
Mount Madison"-80.44639, 160.03644"
Mount Marvel"-78.7544, 159.38361"
Mount Olympus"-80.21064, 156.82696"
Mount Quackenbush"-80.35401, 156.97719"
Mount Rummage"-80.48421, 156.2111"
Mount Willis"-79.36104, 159.42363"
Njord Valley"-77.61384, 161.10027"
Nottage Ridge"-77.45271, 162.10679"
Odin Valley"-77.59018, 161.72493"
Olson Peaks"-79.26832, 160.09706"
Prebble Icefalls"-79.86709, 155.85739"
Quinn Gully"-77.52942, 163.50636"
Ragotzkie Glacier"-80.05641, 157.85845"
Rainbow Ridge"-78.09485, 165.38246"
Ramseier Glacier"-80.47361, 156.33216"
Reckling Peak"-76.2591, 159.26775"
Reeves Bluffs"-79.60015, 158.69126"
Sanford Valley"-77.4503, 162.13575"
Scheuren Stream"-77.39974, 163.65377"
Seay Peak"-79.08184, 157.50677"
Skelton Icefalls"-78.19499, 158.29845"
Skinner Saddle"-80.93274, 159.36313"
Sphinx Valley"-77.98386, 162.01117"
Stuiver Valley"-77.48128, 161.04267"
Swartz Nunataks"-78.65226, 160.03406"
Thwaites Iceberg TongueReplace “Iceberg Tongue” with “Historic Antarctic”
Tuff Bluff"-78.07499, 165.4665"
Turk Peak"-81.02969, 158.34791"
Twombley Glacier"-80.6338, 157.7793"
Von Guerard Glacier"-77.64557, 163.34244"
Vortex Col"-77.55833, 160.43495"
Wise Peak"-78.57731, 158.31013"

Schedule 11

New Zealand Gazette, 11 May 2012, No. 53, page 1477 - Notice of Valid Antarctic Names

Official Antarctic name (112)

Corrected/improved coordinates and/or corrected feature type

Airdevronsix Icefalls"-77.51919, 160.38521"
Alatna Valley"-76.88328, 161.21207"
Alpha Bluff"-78.87619, 162.47839"
Ant Hill"-78.77694, 161.44689"
Ant Hill Glacier"-78.81225, 161.47571"
Aurora Glacier"-77.6035, 167.6642"
Avalanche Bay"-77.0201, 162.67814"
Beacon Valley"-77.82566, 160.64562"
Birthday Point"-71.433594, 169.410929"
Black Cap"-78.99914, 161.8658"
Bol Glacier"-77.87987, 162.58545"
Cadwalader Beach"-76.964518, 166.897254"
Cape Cornely"-76.24555, 162.78641"
Cape Day"-76.29689, 162.77428"
Cape Douglas"-80.91849, 160.79843"
Cape Goldschmidt"-80.66703, 161.1303"
Cape Hodgson"-78.11179, 166.10693"
Cape Kerr"-80.053349, 160.423776"
Cape Lankester"-79.25952, 160.48944"
Cape Mackay"-77.69677, 168.50176"
Cape Murray"-79.57449, 160.15991"
Cape Ross"-76.73048, 163.01187"
Cape Spencer-Smith"-78.00582, 167.47557"
Cape Spirit"-78.19594, 166.745701"
Carleton Glacier"-78.03407, 162.50092"
Chasm"-80.5194, 161.44914"

 

and

Replace “Chasm/Gorge” with “Historic Antarctic”

Clem Nunatak"-78.52327, 160.67358"
Cleveland Glacier"-76.92185, 162.00372"
Clinker Bluff"-78.50898, 161.59526"
Commonwealth Glacier"-77.57122, 163.30424"
Constellation Dome"-81.10515, 160.22793"
Corner CampReplace “Camp” with “Historic site”
Cotton Glacier"-77.1313, 161.61876"
Couloir Cliffs"-77.013966, 162.848207"
Crisp Glacier"-77.18853, 162.14844"
Dailey Islands"-77.88967, 165.07539"
Delta Bluff"-78.68968, 161.39601"
Delta Stream"-77.63354, 163.11519"
Denton Glacier"-77.47934, 162.62756"
Depot Island"-76.69974, 162.97178"
Dunlop Island"-77.23562, 163.487"
Eastface Nunatak"-78.700422, 163.642796"
Erebus Glacier Tongue"-77.69983, 166.79769"
Fishtail Point"-78.94824, 162.59855"
Gateway Nunatak"-77.00821, 160.26258"
Gibson Spur"-77.34053, 160.66396"
Glimpse Glacier"-78.27699, 162.76984"
Goldman Glacier"-77.7112, 162.8413"
Greenwood Valley"-77.3589, 162.83165"
Hillary Coast"-79.35185, 160.49293"
Hobnail Peak"-78.5355, 161.9027"
Horseshoe Mountain"-77.56987, 159.93986"
Hughes Glacier"-77.75962, 162.49222"
Hunt Glacier"-76.8567, 162.33959"
Isolation Point"-78.18535, 167.496"

 

and

Replace “Point” with “Peak”

Kar Plateau"-76.92812, 162.33229"
Kempe Glacier"-78.29999, 162.7957"
Lake Miers"-78.09744, 163.84652"
Low Summit"-77.66488, 166.78005"
Mason Glacier"-78.87196, 161.64878"
McDonald Beach"-77.251533, 166.370043"
McKelvey Valley"-77.42478, 161.42989"
Meserve Glacier"-77.52203, 162.30785"
Minna Saddle"-78.4461, 165.49537"
Minnehaha Icefalls"-77.03764, 162.39391"
Mount Aurora"-78.2324, 166.36748"
Mount Chetwynd"-76.33772, 162.04174"
Mount Cocks"-78.51967, 162.50053"
Mount Dawson-Lambton"-78.90086, 160.63396"
Mount Discovery"-78.37207, 165.01726"
Mount Gauss"-76.31446, 162.02979"
Mount Harmsworth"-78.68178, 160.92843"
Mount Hayward"-78.10709, 167.35674"
Mount Heine"-78.07607, 167.44999"
Mount Henderson"-78.17673, 167.33649"
Mount Melania"-78.1255, 166.23529"
Mount Morning"-78.50036, 163.52911"
Mount Nesos"-78.19148, 167.10229"
Mount Nipha"-78.1436, 167.3841"
Mount Ochre"-78.23131, 166.57636"
Mount Speyer"-78.85989, 160.72436"
Mount Terra Nova"-77.5166, 167.95702"
Mount Tricouni"-78.50058, 161.95564"
Mount Vision"-78.22953, 166.31263"
Mount Wise"-78.1327, 165.39134"
Mulligan Peak"-77.1846, 160.26166"
North Bay"-77.63162, 166.40722"
Northcliffe Peak"-78.73071, 161.13983"
Norway Rocks"-76.21176, 168.41352"
Nussbaum Riegel"-77.67361, 162.74923"
Okuma Bay"-77.78198-158.76427"
Paton Peak"-76.9561377, 166.9641908"
Potter Glacier"-78.36089, 162.37972"
Razorback Islands"-77.67504, 166.52449"
Red Dike Bluff"-78.78982, 162.32335"
Redcliff Nunatak"-77.02938, 162.04284"
Reid Ridge"-76.947856, 160.388428"
Renegar Glacier"-78.34741, 163.06288"
Roaring Valley"-78.27718, 163.05107"
Scrivener Glacier"-76.94684, 161.62544"
Shangri-La"-78.05449, 163.73866"
Solitary Rocks"-77.77742, 161.23154"

 

and

Replace “Rocks” with “Mountain”

Sperm Bluff"-77.0796, 161.61901"
Staten Island Heights"-76.79216, 160.99901"
Tedrow Glacier"-77.98007, 161.87796"
Towle Glacier"-76.63881, 160.99366"
Trinity Nunatak"-76.42371, 160.61809"
Turks Head Ridge"-77.63273, 166.84952"
Vee Cliffs"-77.63206, 167.77207"
Ward Glacier"-78.1578, 163.47111"
Williams Cliff"-77.58111, 166.7835"
Williamson Rock"-77.448808, 169.230325"

Schedule 12

New Zealand Gazette, 26 January 2012, No. 7, page 203 - Notice of the Final Determination on Antarctic Geographic Names

Official Antarctic name (1)

Corrected/improved coordinate

Zwally Glacier"-71.14869, 164.8722"

Schedule 13

New Zealand Gazette, 22 June 2017, Issue No. 65, Notice No. 2017-ln3098 - Validation Notice of Antarctic Names

Official Antarctic name (2)

Corrected feature type

Mummy PondReplace “Basin” with “Pond”
West GroinReplace “Hill” with “Ridge”
Last Updated: 15 April 2021