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Monday, 23 January 2017

Lord Howe Island Group,Australia.


It is an outstanding example of oceanic islands  born of volcanic activity for more than 2,000 metre's under the sea containing a unique  plants and animals, as well as the world’s most southerly true coral reef. It is an area of spectacular and scenic landscapes within a small area, including sheer mountain slopes, a broad arc of hills enclosing the lagoon and Balls Pyramid rising abruptly from the ocean.It also provides important breeding grounds for colonies of seabirds as well as significant natural habitat for the conservation of threatened species. Iconic species include endemics such as the flightless Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallis sylvestris), once regarded as one of the rarest birds in the world, and the Lord Howe Island Phasmid (Dryococelus australis), the world’s largest stick insect that was feared extinct until its rediscovery on Balls Pyramid.
Thank you Norma for the nice card and beautiful stamps as always.But your stunning calligraphic write up takes the cake and can't believe it is hand written.Thank you for this unique first timer card.
Australia
New South Wales
Date of Inscription: 1982
Ref: 186

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