Lord Howe Island Group (1982)

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Australia 1996. World Cultural Heritage. Lord Howe Island.

A remarkable example of isolated oceanic islands, born of volcanic activity more than 2,000 m under the sea, these islands boast a spectacular topography and are home to numerous endemic species, especially birds. 
  • Australia 1996.  In its second series of World Heritage Sites Australia has issued this aerial view of Lord Howe Island.
Lord Howe Island is located in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.  The exact location is 31''33' S, 159''6' E.  

There is a nice philatelic aspect to this remote place, as the island has for some time issued its own local postage stamps. 

  • Lord Howe Island Courier Post 1998. 

Australia. World Cultural Heritage. Lord Howe Island Courier Post 1998, Australia.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Australia (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Australia-section, for further information about such sites. 

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