The MacDonald Hills (Coordinates: ) are a compact group of exposed rock hills in the Asgard Range, east of Commonwealth Glacier on the north side of lower Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, Antarctica. They are separated from Hjorth Hill by Quinn Gully.
The hills were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (1997) after William R. MacDonald (1925–77), Chief of the Branch of International Activities, U.S. Geological Survey, and a member of the US-ACAN, part of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, 1976–77.
- Mount Coleman: 1,110 metres (3,640 ft).
- Harp Hill: 750 metres (2,460 ft)
- Mount Knox: 800 metres (2,600 ft)
Territory Cirque is 0.6 nautical miles (1.1 km) wide and occupies the southernmost part of the hills on the north wall of Taylor Valley. At 600 metres (2,000 ft) elevation, the cirque rises above the terminus of Commonwealth Glacier immediately southward. Colony Cirque is a cirque immediately east of Mount Knox. Both were named by the New Zealand Geographic Board in 1998 for methods of administrating land, complementing the adjacent Commonwealth Glacier, named earlier by Captain R. F. Scott after the Commonwealth of Australia.
- "MacDonald Hills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
- "Territory Cirque". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
- "Colony Cirque". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
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