Bollons Island

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Bollons Island
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Bollons Island, as seen from near Antipodes Island
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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)
Country
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 http://www.birdlife.org on 2012-01-27.