Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Lord Howe Island Signal

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Published 12 times per year by The Signal Pty Ltd

Distributed from Lord Howe Island

Digital editions are emailed to subscribers



Recent articles

MV Fearless

As a consequence of a powerful storm on Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday 1st November), the marine rescue vessel, MV Fearless, broke its mooring and was beached on east side of Blackburn Island.

The debacle of Ansett flying boat, Pacific Chieftain

On the evening of 2nd of July 1963, Pacific Chieftain was moored overnight - just south of Blackburn Island - when a gale snapped its mooring and the aircraft was washed up near Windy Point.

Where Lies The Heart

Where Lies The Heart is a rollicking tale set in the 1800's about whaling in the South Pacific, the cedar getters of the 'Big Scrub' in the far North Coast of New South Wales and the convicts of Norfolk Island.

Previous articles

Lord Howe in the media

Explore TV ... Trevor Cochrane and the crew of Guru Productions filmed an entire episode on Lord Howe Island ... The crew had a great time on the island in early October meeting local businesses and constantly finding more stories to include in the show ... Melissa Leong ... Australian Traveller ... Qantas Magazine ...

Business Information Paper – mobile phone tower

Suzie Christensen. Lord Howe Island is not currently serviced by a mobile phone network due to its remoteness. In recognition, Telstra has identified a need to provide coverage to the Island and granted funding as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot program round 5 ... While the granting of owner’s consent for this development does not require a Development Application, nor public notification, the Board is aware that there is a diverse range of views regarding the proposal, and is therefore putting the paper on public exhibition and inviting feedback over a 4-week period.

Mystery cuttlefish washes up

This month something particularly exciting washed up on Lagoon beach in the Lord Howe Island Marine Park (LHIMP) – a small cuttlefish which had died in recent storms. It was found by visiting researcher Sally Montgomery, and represents the first animal of a Lord Howe Island cuttlefish ever studied.

Lord Howe Island Tourism Association News

Pia Funch and Trina Shepherd. Our next busy season has already kicked off with a bang. We have some great opportunities coming up in the next little while, starting with the inaugural LHITA Annual General Meeting ... Sustainable tourism goals can only be achieved through local expertise and collaboration. The AGM provides a great opportunity to share and discuss ideas including sustainable tourism goals for this new season.

Biosecurity update

Following the detection of a rodent on the MV Island Trader on 8th September, the ship was placed into quarantine for 7 days. This unfortunately meant that it missed the tide window and caused a 14-day delay to freight transport at the beginning of the tourist season ... Our newest recruit, Willow, is underway with her training. She visited the children of the LHI Central School ...

A sketchy history of Blackburn Island

When English historian, Derek Neville, was researching letters written by David Blackburn, navigator and ‘master’ of the First Fleet vessel Supply, he was disappointed to discover that the small island in the Lagoon at Lord Howe had lost its original name – ‘Blackburn Isle’. This name had been given to it by Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball in March, 1788, when the very first landing was made at Lord Howe.

About The Lord Howe Island Signal

The Signal is proudly published 12 per year by The Signal Pty Ltd.  The Signal is designed, printed and distributed from Lord Howe Island.

The Signal is a community newspaper and happily accepts all offers of stories, photos and art.  However, we cannot guarantee in which issue the submission will appear and we won’t publish content that is offensive.

The views expressed by individual contributors are not necessarily those of other contributors, the editors or publishers.

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