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Macquarie Island, A UNESCO World Heritage Site In Australia; WorldAtlas.com

Australia – Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island is the only place on Earth where the mantle is exposed above the sea level, bearing evidence of seafloor spreading.

Where Is The Macquarie Island?

Macquarie Island is a World Heritage Site lying in the Southwest Pacific, halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica. The island is politically part of Tasmania, Australia, and became part of the Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978. The island was listed as among the World Heritage Sites in 1997. Royal penguins inhabit the island, especially during their annual nesting season. Macquarie Island has a population of about 20 to 40 people who live at the foot of the Wireless Hill. These people work mainly at the Macquarie Island Station which was set by the Australian Antarctic Division.

History Of The Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island was discovered in 1810 by Frederick Hasselborough.

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