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LORD HOWE

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 5 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LORD HOWE, an island of the southern Pacific Ocean, lying about 310 36' S., 1590 5' E., 520 M. E.N.E. of Sydney. Pop. 120. It was discovered in 1778 by Lieutenant Ball (whose name is commemorated in the adjacent islet of Ball's Pyramid), and is a dependency of New South Wales. It measures about 51 M. by 1 m., and is well wooded and hilly (reaching a height of 2840 ft. at the southern end), being of volcanic formation, while there are coral reefs on the western shore. It has a pleasant climate. The name Lord Howe is given also to an islet of the Santa Cruz group, and to two islands, also known under other names—Mopiha, of the Society group, and Ongtong Java of the Solomon Islands.
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