Location: 54°37'S : 158°58'E Macquarie Island consists of one main island with several outliers (Judge and Clerk Islands). The island is of sedimentary origin and covers 128 square kms, with the highest elevation being Mt. Hamilton at 433 m. This unglacierized island was first sighted and landed upon by sealers in 1810. Permanent occupation of a scientific station has occurred since 1948. An Australian State territory, Macquarie Island is a Dependency of Tasmania. This category contains Internet sites that are about or located on Macquarie Island.
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Australian Government: Macquarie Island Station Webcam
Provides a camera and the previous two days footage in a time lapse movie.
A History of Sealing at Macquarie Island
Tasmanian Cultural Heritage detailed history of sealing on the island to the cessation of the industry in 1920.
Macquarie Island Station
Includes information about the station,current weather conditions, and web cam views.
Macquarie Island World Heritage Area
Parks and Wildlife Service guide to the Island, including location, geoconservation, animals and plants, history and tourism.
Shipwrecks and Sealers of Macquarie Island
Educational site containing stories about Macquarie Island in three journals: The Shipwreck Watch, The Sealers' Shanty, and The Science Observer. Also includes challenges, activities, mysteries, and general information.
Last update:July 25, 2016 at 16:00:28 UTC