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  Lord Howe Island
The island’s preservation was assured by Victorian-era descriptions of “this gem of the sea” when reports were brought back to the Australian mainland regarding the progress of the multiracial settlers who had arrived in the 1830s.
The island’s climate is subtropical, with temperatures rising from an average low of 16°C to 19°C in winter, 26°C in the summer, and an annual rainfall of 1650mm.
Lord Howe had been a popular stopover on the cruise-ship circuit before World War II, and after the war it began to be visited by holiday-makers from Sydney, who came by seaplane.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/newsouthwales/lordhoweisland.asp   (2558 words)

  Lord Howe Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is an eroded remnant of a 6.9 million-year-old shield volcano.
Lord Howe island is a distinct terrestrial ecoregion, known as the Lord Howe Island subtropical forests.
Lord Howe Island was never part of a continent, and all of its flora and fauna colonized the island from across the sea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lord_Howe_Island   (1199 words)

 Walkabout - Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island is part of a series of volcanic pinnacles which lie on a submarine ridge which runs from the north island of New Zealand.
The brochure on the island's World Heritage status explains: 'the Lord Howe Island Group is considered to be an outstanding example of an island ecosystem developed from submarine volcanic activity, having a rare diversity of landscapes and biota.
The Lord Howe Island Board have produced a number of excellent sheets which provide detailed information on the flightless and rare Woodhen (the island is home to this endangered species), the island's range of land animals including all the birds and invertebrates, the island's plant life, the marine life and the seabirds.
www.walkabout.com.au /locations/NSWLordHoweIsland.shtml   (1315 words)

 Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island
The island was selected by the World Heritage list as one of only four island groups in the world for it's "rare collection of plants, birds and marine life and exceptional natural beauty".
Lord Howe Island and its surrounding islets are the eroded remnants of a large shield volcano that erupted from the sea floor about seven million years ago.
The northern part of the Island is a series of low hills which slope gently up from the west to a height of about 200m; on the eastern side they plunge as sheer cliffs to the sea.
www.lordhowe.com.au /html/island_fr.htm   (469 words)

 MUSE - Working life in paradise
The island's flora and fauna is exceptionally rich and diverse and has been drawing botanists, zoologists and naturalists of all sorts to its shores since its discovery in 1788.
Many of the animal and plant communities found on Lord Howe Island are unusual and a high proportion of the animals are endemic (found nowhere else).
Lord Howe's environment is still relatively pristine in comparison to many islands of the Pacific.
www.austmus.gov.au /muse/jul2002/feature2.htm   (1226 words)

 Lord Howe Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lord Howe Island is an island of tranquility, majestic beauty and unique environment preserved by its World Heritage listing for those fortunate enough to live there permanently or visit there by boat or aircraft for a memorable holiday.
Lord Howe Island is famous for its walks, ranging from easy excursions through Kentia palms and around the foreshores to the demanding climbs to Mt Lidgbird and Mount Gower.
Lord Howe Island is 425 nautical north-east from Sydney, from Broken Bay where the race starts late in October each year, it is 408 nautical miles on a rhumbline course, but sometimes many more miles of sailing to windward.
www.compuserve.com.au /lordhowe/island.htm   (372 words)

 Lord Howe Island Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters) Management Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The waters of Lord Howe Island are renowned for their clarity, relatively high coral and algae cover and high biodiversity due to the combination of tropical and sub-tropical fauna.
Lord Howe Island is regarded as an excellent example of the evolution of a volcanic island (guyot) formed on an oceanic ridge.
The hydrological regime of Lord Howe Island is on a boundary between tropical (Coral Sea) and temperate (Tasman Sea) water masses, commonly referred to as the Tasman Front.
www.deh.gov.au /coasts/mpa/lordhowe/plan/index.html   (4468 words)

 Lord Howe Island Information.
Lord Howe Island has been inscribed on the World Heritage list for its rare collection of plants, birds and marine life and exceptional natural beauty.
The Island is surrounded by Marine Parks managed by the NSW and Australian Governments.
Lord Howe Island is 550 kms east of Port Macquarie on the NSW coast, and is part of the State of NSW.
www.lordhoweisland.info /info.html   (863 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lord Howe Island is the eroded remnant of a large shield volcano which erupted from the sea floor intermittently for about 500,000 years, 6.5 to 7 million years ago in the late Miocene (McDougall et al., 1981).
Lord Howe Island is almost unique among small Pacific Ocean islands in that its mountains have sufficient altitude for the development of true cloud forest on their summits.
The Lord Howe Island (Amendment) Act, 1981, reconstituted the Board, such that one of its members is an officer of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, nominated by the Minister administering the 1974 National Parks and Wildlife Act.
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/wh/lordhowe.html   (3539 words)

 PACSOA - Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island was discovered by Lt. Henry Lidgbird Ball in 1788 en route from Sydney to Norfolk Island in the HMS Supply.
Lord Howe Islanders paid little attention to the Kentia for many years other than to utilise its strong fibrous leaves as thatching for their homes.
Access to Lord Howe Island was initially by trading vessel at five-weekly intervals, followed by the introduction of a flying boat service based in Rosebay which departed Sydney Harbour.
www.pacsoa.org.au /palms/Howea/LordHowe   (752 words)

 Lord Howe Island - A Remote Island Paradise
Lord Howe island is a little known paradise to many visitors to Australia and to many Australians also.
Lord Howe Island has some of the best diving in the world with 490 species of fish, 93 coral species, 4% of which are unique to Lord Howe and two accredited Diving Schools.
The submerged plateau of Lord Howe is 1,000 metres deep with the opportunity to dive walls, caves, swim-throughs and pinnacles, reefs, gutters and craters.
www.clickforaustralia.com /lord_howe_island.htm   (423 words)

 Lord Howe Island travel guide - Wikitravel
Lord Howe Island [1] is an island territory of the Australian state of New South Wales situated in the Tasman Sea some 550 km east of the mainland.
Lord Howe Island is crescent-shaped, approximately 10 km long and 1.5 km wide at its greatest width.
Lord Howe Island is approximately 2 hours direct flying time from Sydney, Brisbane and Coffs Harbour.
wikitravel.org /en/Lord_Howe_Island   (521 words)

 Lord Howe Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lord Howe society is different from much of the rest of Australia as there are restrictions on who can own leases.
Most of the Island is under the protection of a World Heritage Act and the inhabited areas are all leased.
The Island is administered by the Island Council.
www.added.com.au /travel/lord_howe_island.htm   (852 words)

 Lord Howe Island home page
Avoid the blues this winter with some cool jazz during Lord Howe Island’s annual Jazz Festival.
The Pinetrees' boat ALBATROSS was built on the island in 1936 and was the biggest boat built on the island at that time.
The pristine waters surrounding world-heritage Lord Howe Island are home to 500 species of fish and 90 species of coral.
www.lordhoweisland.info   (389 words)

 Lord Howe Island, Tasman Sea, Australia
The island is 375 miles (600 km) east of the continent of Australia and near the boundary between the Lord Howe Rise and the Tasman Basin.
The Lord Howe Rise is made of continental crust that was rafted eastward as volcanism at a mid-ocean ridge formed new seafloor and opened the Tasman Basin.
The Lord Howe seamount chain, defined by coral-capped guyots, continues to the north for 600 miles (1000 km) and is probably the result of the Australia plate moving northward over a stationary hot spot.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/australia/balls_pyramid/howe.html   (371 words)

 Lord Howe Island -- text and views
But Lord Howe Island is the sort of place where you see three changes of weather in a single day, and before you know what has happened, the sun is out again.
Of course, other people may decide to head for the other side of the island, for when the wind blows, there is usually a side of the island that is sheltered from the worst of the wind.
No, this is how the Island Trader settles on the shore, arriving and leaving at high tide, and beaching beside the island's only wharf, safe inside the lagoon.
members.ozemail.com.au /~macinnis/lhi.htm   (2566 words)

 Lord Howe Island tourist information and tourism guide
The island was first sighted in February 1788, during a journey by the HMS Supply, under the command of Henry Lidgbird Ball.
Lord Howe Island is the eroded remnant of a large shield volcano which erupted from the sea floor intermittently for about 500,000 years, 6.5 to 7 million years ago.
Island vehicle traffic is limited to 25kph maximum speed and the main mode of transport for the visitor is bicycle, which can be readily hired.
www.milkyway.net.au /lord-howe-island.htm   (1933 words)

 World Heritage: Lord Howe Island Group
Most of the main island and all of the offshore islands are included in the Lord Howe Island Permanent Park Preserve.
Europeans apparently discovered Lord Howe Island when the island was sighted in 1788 from the British colonial naval vessel HMS Supply, en route from Sydney to the penal colony on Norfolk Island.
Lord Howe Island and its associated islands are under the care, control and management of the Lord Howe Island Board.
www.deh.gov.au /heritage/worldheritage/sites/lhi/index.html   (793 words)

 Lord Howe Island
Part of New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe lies some 700 kilometres north-east of Sydney, two hours flying time and is set in a time warp for it limits tourist numbers and precludes resort-style developments.
First settlement was in 1833 with the island supplying passing ships with food and water.
The southernmost coral reef in the world is found on the unique island of Lord Howe which has its own mild climate and is swept by tropical current bringing warm water and an enormous array of marine life.
www.janeresture.com /lord_howe/index.htm   (646 words)

 Lord Howe Island woodhen
Lord Howe Island woodhens are flightless brown birds about the size of a bantam.
Because Lord Howe Island woodhens are territorial, their population is dependent on the number of breeding pairs that can be accommodated in any given area.
Lord Howe Island's bird life had never been hunted, and was not afraid of humans.
nationalparks.nsw.gov.au /npws.nsf/Content/The+Lord+Howe+Island+woodhen   (913 words)

 Lord Howe Island - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Lord Howe Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Island in the Pacific Ocean midway between Norfolk Island and Sydney, about 836 km/520 mi northeast of Sydney; area 13 sq km/5 sq mi; population (1995 est) 540.
It was settled in 1853 by a party of Maoris from New Zealand followed by settlers from Sydney.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Lord+Howe+Island   (202 words)

 Lord Howe Island - NSW DPI - Fisheries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The whole of the waters of the western side of Lord Howe Island between the coral reef and the mainland of the said island and being the waters known as the Lagoon, including the bays, inlets and creeks of the said lagoon.
The whole of the waters of Lord Howe Island including its bays, inlets and creeks.
The whole of the waters of Lord Howe Island generally west of a line between a point on the coast directly north of the northern corner of portion 82 and the north eastern extent of Malabar Hill and bounded by the mainland of the said Island.
www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au /general/homepage/locations/lord_howe_island   (325 words)

 Lord Howe Island, New South Wales - Travelmate
Lord Howe Island is a subtropical island found 500 km off the coast of New South Wales.
Lord Howe and the jagged pinnacle, Ball's Pyramid nearby, are remnants from a huge and ancient volcano.
Lord Howe Island was World Heritage Listed in 1982 because of its rare flora and fauna and its extraordinary natural beauty.
travelmate.com.au /Places/Places.asp?TownName=Lord+Howe+Island_\_NSW   (852 words)

In 1856 settlers arrived from overcrowded Pitcairn Island, descendants from the mutinous crew of the Bounty.
Lord Howe Island is the southern-most coral reef of the western Pacific, and truly one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
The vessel had visited Lord Howe to obtain water, and was lost when strong currents threw her over a reef, and she capsized and sank within thirty minutes.
oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au /norfolk-wrecks.html   (1790 words)

 lord howe island australia nsw australia + pacific surf spots, surfing map, WannaSurf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lord Howe Island has been settled for 150 years but today remains largely unspoilt.
Lord Howe Island, with its rich green forests, tranquil beaches and incredibly blue seas, is dominated by the ruggedly spectacular volcanic peaks of Mt Gower and Mt Lidgbird.
Tourist numbers are carefully controlled, the island is never crowded and there is minimal human impact on the environment.
www.wannasurf.com /spot/Australia_Pacific/Australia_NSW/Lord_Howe_Island/index.html   (386 words)

 Friends of Lord Howe Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Members of the Friends of Lord Howe, either from the local community or concerned non-residents, work with the Lord Howe Island Board to:
Knowing that your membership goes towards building a community group that is helping to conserve and promote the World Heritage values of Lord Howe means that you are actively involved in producing positive environmental outcomes.
As a strong, active community-based Group, the Friends of Lord Howe Island are well placed to continue to attract grants and sponsorship to fund future programs.
www.lordhowe-tours.com.au /friends.html   (190 words)

 Lord Howe Island 1997
Lord Howe Island is 570 km east of New South Wales, Australia (31°33' south, 159°05' east).
The island is 11 km long, maximum 2.8 km wide, is sub-tropical, and has a highest peak, Mt. Gower 875 m.
Lord Howe Island Woodhen (Lord Howe Rail Gallirallus sylvestris) Once one of the most endangered species in the world, down to 30 birds, now readily seen.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/tripreports/LordHowe97.html   (526 words)

 Lord Howe Island 1996
In landbirds, Lord Howe Island boasts the endemic Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris) and the still-disputed Lord Howe White-eye (Zosterops tephropleura).
The appearance of the Lord Howe (the "island" is commonly dropped when referring to the avifauna) Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis contempta) solved a tantalising conundrum.
Indeed, it is suspected that the endemic Lord Howe Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae albaria) may have finally succumbed due to competition for food from the Masked Owl (Hutton 1990).
www.camacdonald.com /birding/tripreports/LordHowe96.html   (6650 words)

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