Cataloguing publications




The Lord Howe Island Board

The Lord Howe Island Museum holds a large library collection of books, magazines, journals, films and articles related to the cultural and natural history of the Island.

This Lord Howe Island Board community grant enabled the appointment of a part time researcher to be employed to organise and catalogue these items.

The catalogue software used enables items to be given a number of entries and labels. A search can be made for all items held that relate to a particular place, person, topic or theme. This software is the same as used to catalogue our photographic collection, and will be a valuable asset for residents and researchers to use to locate information about the Island’s natural and cultural history. 

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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