VACANT: a volunteer is required to fill the position of Island
Coordinator. An Island Coordinator maintains the
island website. Those with basic web editing experience and a genuine interest in
genealogy (including existing Local GenWeb Coordinators and
non-local residents) are welcome to apply. Please contact
the Australian Coordinator Leith
Hutton for further information.
Welcome to the Lord
Howe Island GenWeb Project. The LHIGenWeb is part of the NSWGenWeb
and in turn the AustraliaGenWeb.
It is the local resource index page for Lord Howe Island research.
Lord Howe Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean 600 km (375 miles) east of Australia. The island is in the state of New South
Wales and has a resident population of approximately 350; with
visitors limited to 400 individuals at any given time.
Lord Howe Island, 2003
The Lord Howe Island group was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1982 in recognition of its unique beauty and biodiversity. Lord Howe Island Marine Park and Lord Howe Island Marine Park (commonwealth waters) protect the waters surrounding the island group.
Lord Howe island is roughly
crescent-shaped (about 10km long and 1.5km wide); an eroded remnant of a 6.9 million-year-old shield volcano. The crescent of the island protects a coral reef and lagoon.
Mount Lidgbird (777m) and Mount Gower (875m) dominate the south end of the island.
They are made of basalt rock, remnants of lava flows that once filled a large volcanic caldera. These lava flows occurred 6.4 million years ago, and were the last volcanic events on the island, which has subsequently eroded to what remains today.
Ball's Pyramid is a rocky islet located 16 km (10 mi) south of Lord Howe Island, and also the remnant of an eroded volcano. It is the largest of several volcanic stacks that form islets in the area.
Lord Howe's coral reef, at 31°S, is
the most southerly in the world!
Lord Howe Island
Pacific Islands (Geographical Handbook Series)
Great Britain: Admiralty, Naval Intelligence Division
Courtesy of the University of Texas
Libraries, Austin TX USA