Bollons Island

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Bollons Island
Bollons Island.JPG
Bollons Island, as seen from near Antipodes Island
Position relative to New Zealand and other outlying islands
Position relative to New Zealand and other outlying islands
Geography
Coordinates 49°38′42″S 178°49′09″E / 49.645°S 178.819167°E / -49.645; 178.819167
Archipelago Antipodes Islands
Major islands Antipodes Island, Bollons Island
Area 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Administration
New Zealand
Topographical map of Antipodes Islands

Bollons Island (49°38′42″S 178°49′09″E / 49.645°S 178.819167°E / -49.645; 178.819167Coordinates: 49°38′42″S 178°49′09″E / 49.645°S 178.819167°E / -49.645; 178.819167) is a small island of the Antipodes Islands Group with an area of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi). The island group is part of New Zealand.

History[edit]

The island is named after John Bollons, Master of the New Zealand Marine Department vessels, NZGSS Hinemoa and SS Tutanekai.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The island is part of the Antipodes Islands Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because of the significance of the group as a breeding site for several species of seabirds.[1]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Taylor, Rowley, (2006) Straight Through from London, the Antipodes and Bounty Islands, New Zealand.Christchurch: Heritage Expeditions New Zealand Ltd. ISBN 0-473-10650-7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2012). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Antipodes Islands. Downloaded from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2013-04-19.  on 2012-01-27.