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'Ah! could I tell the wonders of an isle'... contemplating island futures

Stratford, E (2012) 'Ah! could I tell the wonders of an isle'... contemplating island futures. Southerly, 72 (3). pp. 12-54. ISSN 0038-3732

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Abstract

This essay began as the opening address at the inaugural meeting of a
new organisation, the Australian Small Islands Forum (ASIF) held in
May 2012 on Lord Howe Island, some six hundred kilometres east of
Port Macquarie on the coast of New South Wales, Australia. The island
is one of a group of 28 – an archipelago. A small jewel in the subtropics,
it is just under 15 square kilometres in area; a bow-shaped island, 10
kilometres long, and between 0.3 and 2.0 kilometres wide. Like many
islands, Lord Howe has a lagoon side, to the west, and a more rugged
eastern shore; most members of the population of c. 360 people live in
low-lying areas in the north and west (Australian Bureau of Statistics),
the south and east being densely forested and mountainous. Mount
Gower, the highest part of the island, is 875 metres above sea level.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Southerly
Publisher: Halstead Press
Page Range: pp. 12-54
ISSN: 0038-3732
Copyright Information:

Copyright 2012 The English Association Sydney

Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 00:06
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 00:06
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