Rob Roy Island

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Location of Rob Roy Island(Bottom Right) and neighbouring islands

Rob Roy Island, native name Velaviru, is an island in the Solomon Islands located off the South East coast of Choiseul Island; it is located in Choiseul Province.

The island is covered with coconut plantation and jungle. The island is 20 km long and has a summit elevation of 150m.[1]

Nagosele Passage divides Rob Roy Island from Choiseul Island[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.solomonislands.com.sb/robroy.html googlecached version of website
  2. ^ Excursion to Choiseul - Chapter Six — Page 53, Nagosele Passage, dividing Rob Roy Island from Choiseul, is in places less than 70 yards wide. Rob Roy rises steep from its waters, inaccessibly steep generally, but on the Choiseul side of the channel merges into shallow mangroved waters, providing hundreds of natural hideouts for small craft., Stepping Stones to the Solomons: the unofficial history of the 29th Battalion with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific., NZETC
  3. ^ Nggosele Passage between Choiseul and Rob Roy Island experiences strong currents depending on the tides., South East Choiseul and Vaghena, choiseul, Exploring Solomons
  4. ^ Going through the passage between Rob Roy Island and Choiseul, May 12, 2009, by alan70, Panoramio
Notes
  • Rob Roy - Bird Checklists for 440 Melanesian Islands

Coordinates: 7°25′S 157°35′E / 7.417°S 157.583°E / -7.417; 157.583