Lord Howe Island World Heritage

This lecture is held every Monday evening, unless cancelled.

A comprehensive look at the geologic origins, fossils, flora and fauna, evolution stories and landscapes of the island. Then a brief history of the island, from discovery, through settlement, the kentia palm industry and tourism. This then leads into conservation beginnings in the 1970’s with milestone achieved, updates on current programs such as weeds and rodents. We finish with the conservation challenges the island faces with biosecurity and Climate Change.

Book early – seats are limited to 20 persons.


24 Jun 2024


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm




Museum AV Room


Lord Howe Island Museum


  • Ian Hutton
    Ian Hutton
    OAM BSc FLS DSc Museum Curator

    Dr Hutton holds degrees in Biological Science from Macquarie University and Southern Cross University, and first came to the island as an employee of the Bureau of Meteorology, in 1980. He has lived on Lord Howe Island for more than 40 years and was appointed as the Curator of the Museum in 2002.
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