Lord Howe Island
Satellite photo of the island
|Location||Lord Howe Island Group|
|Major islands||Lord Howe Island, Admiralty Group, Mutton Bird Islands, and Balls Pyramid|
|Area||14.55 km2 (5.62 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||875 m (2,871 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Gower|
|Administrative Division||Unincorporated area of New South Wales|
Self-governed by the Lord Howe Island Board
Part of the electoral district of Port Macquarie
Part of the Division of Sydney
|Population||347 permanent residents. Tourists are restricted to 400 at any one time.|
|Pop. density||23.97/km2 (62.1/sq mi)|
Lord Howe Island is a small island about 700 km (435 mi) north east of Sydney. It is governed by New South Wales. About 70% of the island is part of the Lord Howe Island Group which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. The island was first discovered in 1788 by Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, who was captain of the HMS Supply. He was taking convicts from Sydney to start a new prison colony on Norfolk Island.
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- "Port Macquarie". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
- "Profile of the Electoral Division Sydney". Australian Electoral Commission. 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
- "2006 Census QuickStats- Lord Howe Island (Statistical Local Area)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
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- "Lord Howe Island Group - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.