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Chart of Lord Howe Island discovered by Lieut Henry Lidgbird Ball in His Majesty's Armed Tender SUPPLY on 17 February 1788; published July 1789

Date: 1789
Dimensions:
Sheet: 293 x 459 mm
Image: 265 x 342 mm
Medium: Engraving on handmade wove paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Chart
Object No: 00045253
Related Place:Lord Howe Island,

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    Description
    Chart of Lord Howe Island discovered by Lieutenant Ball, commander of HMS SUPPLY on 17 February 1788 while enroute to Norfolk Island. Lieutenant Ball named the island in honour of Lord Howe First Lord of the Admiralty 1783-1788.
    SignificanceLord Howe Island was discovered by Lieutent Ball of the SUPPLY in 1788 enroute to Norfolk Island and represents one of the earliest discoveries made by Australia's first European settlers. This chart is a tangible link to the European settlement of Australia.
    HistoryLord Howe Island was discovered by Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, commander of His Majesty's tender SUPPLY on 17 February 1788 while the vessel was enroute to Norfolk Island. Lieutenant Ball named the island in honour of Lord Howe - First Lord of the Admiralty 1783-1788. In his journal Ball noted that turtles were numerous on the sandy beach within the lagoon and could be taken with little effort. Ball's account and chart of the island were published in The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay in London in 1789.
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