Mount Melania ( Coordinates: ) is a prominent rounded hill, 330 metres (1,080 ft) high, at the north end of Black Island, in the Ross Archipelago, Antarctica. It was first climbed by Hartley T. Ferrar and Louis Bernacchi of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04. The name, from a Greek word connoting the color black, an appropriate name for a feature on Black Island, was given by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition in 1958–59.
Booth Island is a rugged, Y-shaped island, 8 kilometres (5 mi) long and rising to 980 m (3,215 ft) off the northwest coast of Kyiv Peninsula in Graham Land, Antarctica in the northeastern part of the Wilhelm Archipelago. The narrow passage between the island and the mainland is the Lemaire Channel.
The Scott Mountains are a large number of isolated peaks lying south of Amundsen Bay in Enderby Land of East Antarctica, Antarctica. Discovered on 13 January 1930 by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Sir Douglas Mawson. He named the feature Scott Range after Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Royal Navy. The term mountains is considered more appropriate because of the isolation of its individual features.
Hut Point Peninsula is a long, narrow peninsula from 3 to 5 km wide and 24 km (15 mi) long, projecting south-west from the slopes of Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica. McMurdo Station (US) and Scott Base (NZ) are Antarctic research stations located on the Hut Point Peninsula.
Meander Glacier is a large meandering tributary to Mariner Glacier in Victoria Land, Antarctica. The glacier emerges in the vicinity of Mount Supernal and Hobbie Ridge and drains generally eastward for 30 nautical miles (56 km) through the Mountaineer Range to join Mariner Glacier just east of Engberg Bluff. The descriptive name was given by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition, 1962–63.
Mount Aurora is a round-topped volcanic summit, 1,040 metres (3,410 ft) high, the highest point on Black Island in the Ross Archipelago. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1958–59) after the Aurora, the vessel which conveyed the Ross Sea Party of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–17) to McMurdo Sound.
Adams Glacier is a small glacier immediately south of Miers Glacier in Victoria Land. The heads of Adams and Miers glaciers, both located in the Miers Valley, are separated by a low ridge, and the east end of this ridge is almost completely surrounded by the snouts of the two glaciers, which nearly meet in the bottom of the valley, about 1 mile (1.6 km) above Lake Miers, into which they drain. It was named by the New Zealand Northern Survey Party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956–58) after Lieutenant Jameson Adams, second in command of the shore party of the British Antarctic Expedition (1907–09), who was one of the men to accompany Ernest Shackleton to within 97 miles (156 km) of the South Pole.
Wohlschlag Bay is a large bay indenting the western side of Ross Island, Antarctica, and lying between Harrison Bluff and Cape Royds. It was first charted by the Discovery Expedition under Robert Falcon Scott, 1901–1904, then named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1964 for Donald E. Wohlschlag, professor of biology at Stanford University, who outfitted the biology laboratories on the USNS Eltanin and at McMurdo Station.
Barnes Ridge is a ridge 7 nautical miles (13 km) long, rising to over 1,210 metres (3,970 ft) and extending between Young Glacier and Ellen Glacier at the east side of the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. It is bounded by Rutford Ice Stream to the east and Arapya Glacier to the west, and connected to Maglenik Heights to the northwest by Dropla Gap. Its eastern slopes are drained by Ranuli Ice Piedmont.
Bowden Glacier is a glacier lying on the southeast flank of Salient Ridge that flows northeast to Blue Glacier, Victoria Land. It was named by the New Zealand Geographic Board in 1994 for Charles Bowden, first chairman of the Ross Dependency Committee during Sir Edmund Hillary's South Pole Expedition, part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1957. Bowden also served as a member of the Parliament of New Zealand until 1955.
Mount Ochre is a volcanic crater, partly eroded away, lying 3 nautical miles (6 km) east of Mount Aurora on Black Island, in the Ross Archipelago. So named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1958–59) because reddish-brown scoria covers much of the upper slopes.
Lake Cole is an ice-covered lake 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) long, located south of Mount Ewart and Mount Melania on Black Island in the Ross Archipelago. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (1999) after J.W. Cole, Department of Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, who, with A. Ewart, investigated the geology of Brown Peninsula, Black Island, and Cape Bird in the 1964–65 season.
Mount Nubian is a sharp point of rock at the end of a ridge formed by a lava flow, situated 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) southeast of Mount Aurora on Black Island, in the Ross Archipelago. The rock forming the mountain is a glossy basalt and appears exceptionally black. Named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1958–59) after a tribe resident in Sudan, and in keeping with Black Island.
The Freyberg Mountains are a group of mountains in Victoria Land, Antarctica, bounded by Rennick Glacier, Bowers Mountains, Black Glacier, and Evans Neve. Named for New Zealand's most famous General, Lord Bernard Freyberg, by the Northern Party of New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1963-64. This mountain group includes the Alamein Range. These topographical features all lie situated on the Pennell Coast, a portion of Antarctica lying between Cape Williams and Cape Adare.
Mount Ewart is an ice-free mountain rising to 213 metres (700 ft) at the northwest side of Lake Cole and 1.5 nautical miles (3 km) west of Mount Melania, Black Island, in the Ross Archipelago. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (1999) after A. Ewart of the New Zealand Geological Survey, Lower Hutt, who, with J.W. Cole, investigated the geology of Brown Peninsula, Black Island, and Cape Bird in the 1964–65 season.
Lions Rump is a conspicuous headland 2 km (1.2 mi) north-northeast of Low Head, forming the west side of the entrance to King George Bay, on King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It was charted and given its descriptive name in 1937 by Discovery Investigations personnel on the Discovery II. Chopin Ridge runs between Lions Rump and Low Head. The rock feature known as "Martello Tower" lies 4 km (2.5 mi) to the north-northwest.
Melania Ridge is a basalt ridge running southeast for 3 nautical miles (6 km) from Mount Melania, on Black Island in the Ross Archipelago, Antarctica. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (1999) in association with Mount Melania.
Mount Hayward is a hill 2 nautical miles (4 km) southwest of Mount Heine on White Island, in the Ross Archipelago, Antarctica. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1958–59) for Victor Hayward, a British member of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–17), who lost his life in a blizzard on 8 May 1916 on the sea ice in McMurdo Sound.
Cape Hodgson is the northernmost cape of Black Island, in the Ross Archipelago, Antarctica. It was named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1958–59) for Thomas V. Hodgson, a biologist with the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04), who with Reginald Koettlitz, Hartley T. Ferrar and Louis Bernacchi was the first to visit the island.
New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee (NZ-APC) is an adjudicating committee established to authorize the naming of features in the Ross Dependency on the Antarctic continent. It is composed of the members of the New Zealand Geographic Board plus selected specialists on Antarctica. This committee works in collaboration with similar place-naming authorities in Australia, Great Britain and the United States to reach concurrence on each decision. The NZ-APC committee was established in 1956.