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AUCKLAND ISLANDS

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 894 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AUCKLAND ISLANDS, a group in the Pacific Ocean, discovered in 18o6 by Captain Briscoe, of- the English whaler " Ocean," in 50° 24' S., , 66° 7' E. The islands, of volcanic origin, are very fertile, and are covered with forest. They were granted to the Messrs Enderby by the British government as a whaling station, but the establishment was abandoned in 1852. The islands belong politically to New Zealand.
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