Auckland Islands


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Auckland Islands,

small uninhabited group (234 sq mi/606 sq km), S Pacific, c.300 mi (480 km) S of Stewart Island, New Zealand, to which they belong. There is a nature preserve for birds and sea mammals. The islands were first charted in 1806.
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Auckland Islands

 

a group of uninhabited islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean belonging to New Zealand. Area, 680 sq km. Composed mainly of volcanic rock (maximum elevation, 610 m), the islands are partly forested and have many good harbors. There are rookeries of sea lions, sea elephants, and seals, and penguins are also numerous.

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In 1849 Charles Enderby leased the Auckland Islands to establish a whaling station there, but it was not a success and the settlement closed in 1852, the company being forced into liquidation (Riffenburgh 2007, 1:380-381).
Campbell Island was discovered by Frederick Hasselburgh in the Sydney-based Campbell & Company brig Perseverance in January 1810 while on a sealing expedition from the Auckland Islands. Hasselburgh put a sealing crew ashore to gather skins and oil before returning to Sydney via New Zealand.
Such has been his interaction with right whales off the coast of the Auckland Islands. Mr.
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The largest group is the Auckland Islands (total landmass of 600 square kilometres, 465 kilometres south of Bluff), home to a great diversity of wildlife including whales, seals, penguins, albatross and many other bird species.

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