Perseverance Harbour

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Perseverance Harbour, also known as South harbour, is a large indentation in the coast of Campbell Island, one of New Zealand's subantarctic outlying islands. The harbour is a long lateral fissure which reaches the ocean in the island's southeast, and is overlooked by the island's highest point, Mount Honey. The Campbell Island Meteorological Station lies at the western end of the harbour.[1]

On 4 November 1810 the island's discoverer Captain Frederick Hasselborough (or "Hasselburgh" or "Hasselburg"; there are several spellings), who had returned from Sydney, was drowned in Perseverance Harbour, together with Elizabeth Farr, a young woman born at Norfolk Island, and a twelve- or thirteen-year-old Sydney boy George Allwright.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ G.P. Glasby (7 February 1989). Antarctic Sector of the Pacific. Elsevier. pp. 295–. ISBN 978-0-08-087089-2. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  2. ^ Peter Entwisle (2005). Taka: A Vignette Life of William Tucker 1784-1817 : Convict, Sealer, Trader in Human Heads, Otago Settler, New Zealand's First Art Dealer. Port Daniel Press. pp. 73–. ISBN 978-0-473-10098-8. Retrieved 29 June 2013.

Coordinates: 52°33′07″S 169°11′42″E / 52.552°S 169.195°E / -52.552; 169.195