Story: Nearshore islands

Resolution Island birds

Resolution Island birds

Birds moved to Resolution Island in the 1890s are shown in these images, which illustrate a report by Richard Henry, the island’s caretaker. His efforts were in vain because stoats swam to the island and wiped out the birds.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Charles Trevor Collection
Reference: PA1-f-142-36-1

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - Island sanctuaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007