Record Hill

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Record Hill is located in the south-west corner of North Island.

Record Hill is the highest hill on North Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. It is located in the southwest of the island;[1] its gazetted location is 28°18′19″S 113°35′29″E / 28.30528°S 113.59139°E / -28.30528; 113.59139,[2][3] but in fact it is located about 150 metres north of there at 28°18′15″S 113°35′29″E / 28.30417°S 113.59139°E / -28.30417; 113.59139Coordinates: 28°18′15″S 113°35′29″E / 28.30417°S 113.59139°E / -28.30417; 113.59139. It is about 13 metres (42 ft) high.

Record Island was discovered on 22 May 1840 by John Clements Wickham, Commander during the third voyage of HMS Beagle: "The highest hill on the south-west point, measuring 42 feet, received the name of Record Hill, from our leaving a paper in a bottle, giving an account of our cruise."[4]


  1. ^ Australia 1:100000 Topographic Survey, Sheet 1641 (Edition 1): Wallabi
  2. ^ Gazetteer of Australia (1996). Belconnen, ACT: Australian Surveying and Land Information Group.
  3. ^ "Record Hill". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  4. ^ Stokes, John Lort (1846). Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2. London: T. and W. Boone. Retrieved 2007-11-18.