Outer Islands

These outer islands are thought to be mouse free. They are difficult to access and some have never been visited by humans.

Bollons Island. Photo by Kath Walker

Bollons Island. Photo by K. Walker

Originally named Horseshoe Island. Renamed Bollons in 1901 after Captain John Bollons from the Government Steamer Hinemoa who was the first to climb the island in 1901.

Orde Lees Islet. Photo by Steve Horn

Orde Lees Islet. Photo by S.Horn

Named in 1947 after Thomas Orde Lees, a member of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition.

West Windward Island. Photo by Kath Walker

West Windward Island. Photo by K.Walker

The Windwards were named by Ringdove in 1896 due to their position in relation to the weather.

East Windward Island. Photo by Steve Horn

East Windward Island. Photo by S.Horn

Archway Island. Photo by Kath Walker

Archway Island. Photo by K.Walker

Close to Bollons. It was named in 1978. The archway was labelled “Remarkable Arch” on Captain John Fairchild’s 1886 sketch map of the island. 

Leeward Island. Photo by K. Walker

Leeward Island. Photo by K. Walker

A cliff-ringed island. Named during Ringdove’s 1896 survey due to its sheltered position to the weather.

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Resources:

Taylor, R. 2006. Straight through from London, Heritage Expeditions New Zealand Ltd.