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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island (formerly Lord Howe's Island) is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, directly east of mainland Port Macquarie, northeast of Sydney, and about southwest of Norfolk Island. It is about long and between wide with an area of, though just of that comprise the low-lying developed part of the island.

Along the west coast is a sandy semi-enclosed sheltered coral reef lagoon. Most of the population lives in the north, while the south is dominated by forested hills rising to the highest point on the island, Mount Gower (875 m). The Lord Howe Island Group comprises 28 islands, islets, and rocks. Apart from Lord Howe Island itself, the most notable of these is the volcanic and uninhabited Ball's Pyramid about to the southeast of Howe. To the North lies a cluster of seven small uninhabited islands called the Admiralty Group.

The first reported sighting of Lord Howe Island took place on 17 February 1788, when Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, commander of the Armed Tender HMS Supply, was en route from Botany Bay to found a penal settlement on Norfolk Island. On the return journey, Ball sent a party ashore on Lord Howe Island to claim it as a British possession. It subsequently became a provisioning port for the whaling industry, and was permanently settled in June 1834. When whaling declined, the 1880s saw the beginning of the worldwide export of the endemic kentia palms, which remains a key component of the Island's economy. The other continuing industry, tourism, began after World War II ended in 1945.

The Lord Howe Island Group is part of the state of New South Wales and is regarded legally as an unincorporated area administered by the Lord Howe Island Board, which reports to the New South Wales Minister for Environment and Heritage. The island's standard time zone is UTC+10:30, or UTC+11 when daylight saving time applies. The currency is the Australian dollar. Commuter airlines provide flights to Sydney, Brisbane, and Port Macquarie.

UNESCO records the Lord Howe Island Group as a World Heritage Site of global natural significance. Most of the island is virtually untouched forest, with many of the plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Other natural attractions include the diversity of the landscapes, the variety of upper mantle and oceanic basalts, the world's southernmost barrier coral reef, nesting seabirds, and the rich historical and cultural heritage. The Lord Howe Island Act 1981 established a "Permanent Park Preserve" (covering about 70% of the island). The island was added to the Australian National Heritage List on 21 May 2007 and the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. The surrounding waters are a protected region designated the Lord Howe Island Marine Park.

Lord Howe Island is part of the IBRA region Pacific Subtropical Islands (code PSI) and is subregion PSI01 with an area of 1909 ha.


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Latitude / Longitude : 31° 33' 16" S / 159° 4' 57" E | Time zone : UTC+11:0 / UTC+10:30 (Summer) | Currency : AUD | Telephone : 61  


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1788–1834: First European visits
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1788–1834: First European visits
Representation of a Bird of the Coot kind, found at Lord Howe Island A604008h
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1834–1841: Settlement
Lord Howe Island maritime museum
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1842–1860: Trading provisions
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Shopping Centre Ned's Beach Road
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LordHoweIsland NorthBay Reef 35
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Island Trader
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Lord Howe Golf Course - panoramio
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Ball's Pyramid2
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Bushwalkig to Little island along the Mt Lidgbird track Lord Howe Island 8June2011
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Lord Howe Island from North
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Geological origins
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Basalts and calcarenite
BasaltDykes LordHoweIsland 7June2011
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Volcanic breccia Mt Lidgbird beach Lord Howe Island 10June2011
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Calcarenite karst Lagoon Beach LordHoweIsland 11June2011
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Basalts and calcarenite
Calcarenite AndersonSt2 LordHoweIsland 5June2011
Lord Howe Island-Plants-Barringtonia asiatica SW Pacific Drift Blinky Beach LordHoweIsland 9June2011
Barringtonia asiatica SW Pacific Drift Blinky Beach LordHoweIsland 9June2011
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Dietes robinsoniana qtl1
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Communities and special plants
Lepidorrhachis mooreana LHI fruiting
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Sterna fuscata
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Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six states and ten territories.
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