Natural History

There are several collections of natural history items endemic to Lord Howe Island – from snail shells to stuffed birds.

The collections of natural history items include marine snail shells collected and donated by many residents; collections of rock types found on the island; skeletons of other marine organisms; a collection of taxidermed birds that were collected dead and prepared by Tasmanian taxidermist Brian Looker (funded by Detached organisation).

The museum holds digital photo catalogues of Lord Howe Island invertebrates, marine life and fungi donated by Curator Ian Hutton

The Museum holds a reference book collection on island natural history. These include flora, fish, marine life, insects, geology.

These are available for perusal by appointment with the Curator or committee member.

John Borthwick


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