Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

87 campbell island

One of the first postcards that arrived in 2015 was this card showing the New Zealand Black-Browed Mollymawks. You can spot them at many places across the Southern Ocean, but there is only one islands where they breed.

Campbell Island (Motu Ihupuku), is an uninhabited subantarctic island of New Zealand. It is mountainous, with an area of 112.68 square km, and it is an important breeding site for several species of seabirds. Sharon, who was so kind to send this card, stayed on this island for a month, and had a chance to see those beautiful albatrosses!

The island (and the whole archipelago) was named after Robert Campbell, owner of the ship Perseverance, which was the first to reach the island in 1810.

It is also interesting to know that the islands is believed to be home to the world's remotest tree, a solitary 100-year-old Sitka spruce (does this name sound familiar?).

campbell island

New Zealand
in the Southern Ocean
postcard sent
postcard received
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Thank you Sharon
for adding such an interesting island to my collection!

source: Su Yin Khoo
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