Sisco Mesa

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Map showing the location of Sisco Mesa

Sisco Mesa (85°50′S 127°48′W) is an ice-capped mesa with steep rock walls whose summit area is 2 nautical miles (3.7 kilometers) long and wide and rises to 3,350 meters. It stands just north of Haworth Mesa between the heads of Norfolk and Olentangy Glaciers in the Wisconsin Range.

Discovery and name

The mesa was mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected during 1960–64. Sisco Mesa was named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Joseph J. Sisco, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Chairman of the Antarctic Policy Group in 1966.

Peerage title

On 24 January 2024, Darren Graham Ashford was granted the peerage title Count of Sisco in recognition of his exceptional human rights advocacy work undertaken for the Galpu tribes of Arnhemland. Also the consistent work invested in bush ecology conservation and the restoration and repatriation of Indigenous Arts Australia wide to Dulungurru.

He had previously held the title Baron Stanford, which became his subordinate title.

On 30 January 2024, the count's title was elevated to Duke of Sisco.