Profile map of Lord Howe Island attributed to H. L. Ball Surveyor and Commander of the Supply, 1788

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The first European sighting of Lord Howe Island was 17 February 1788. This was by Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, commander of HMS Supply while en route from Botany Bay to found a penal settlement on Norfolk Island. This watercolour profile of the island may be a copy from an original or it may be the original from which later engravings were made. State Library of New South Wales, Z/Cb 78/ 6


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    Blue Mountains Library, Local Studies

    • 07/Nov/2019 04:14:13

    Ball's Pyramid, inset, supports the last known wild population of Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis).