Biodiversity display




The Lord Howe Island Board

The Ian Kiernan Environmental gallery interprets the World Heritage natural history of Lord Howe Island. One of the reasons for World Heritage Listing of the Island in 1982 was the biodiversity. This section on biodiversity is a major component of the Environmental displays and is titled From Coral Reef to Cloud Forest.

The Lord Howe Island Board contributed this funding through a grant from the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, to celebrate 25 years World Heritage of Lord Howe Island.

The display features designed photo/text panels, original art work by local artist and digital monitors screening videos and slide shows of the flora and fauna. 

Other past projects

Zoom In!

A recent major acquisition at the Museum was the purchase of a digital microscope, the Micro-Eye built in New Zealand by Micro-Imaging.

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Woodhen book

This book gives information on often asked questions about the Woodhen, plus the story of its rescue from the brink of extinction in 1980. The production was provided by LHI Museum volunteer committee members Ian Hutton, Sue Nichols and Margaret Murray.

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1960s souvenir booklet

Shirley had this booklet reprinted in memory of her mother, and to support the Lord Howe Island Museum. The original was one of the first booklets available to tourists after World War II.

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Electricity generator

This generator has been part of the museum’s collection for some 20 years. Funds were used to engage local mechanic, Bing Simpson, to give the generator conservation treatment to limit future oxidation and preserve the original character.

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World Heritage book

This lavish 264 page colour book is a celebration of World Heritage Lord Howe Island. Sponsorship of the book came following a visit to the Island by Michael Looker, Director of the Nature Conservancy (Australia), who felt that it is important to promote Lord Howe Island as an example of world’s best practice environmental management by the Lord Howe Island Board and the New South Wales government.

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