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Lord Howe Island Board

This is a robust digital microscope with a zoom to 40x original size. The unit is located in the Environmental Gallery. Visitors are welcome to use the Micro-eye to examine a range of natural objects that are on hand, or bring their own specimens to view.

The Micro-Eye is a useful tool in nature workshops and research projects, such as the algae identification workshop with Gerry Kraft in June 2018.

Funds to purchase this item came from the Lord Howe Island Board 2017 Community Grant program. Cindy and Jack Shick sponsored the purchase of the TV monitor.

Other past projects

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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Front verandah

In 2013 the Museum carried out a major extension to the front verandah. This has provided an attractive setting for residents and visitors to enjoy the Museum facility, and also the cafe and internet services. This project cost the Museum considerable funds but it could not have been completed without the extraordinary generosity of many volunteers.

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