Australia's Remote Islands

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Australia's Remote Islands

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A CAPTIVATING VISIT TO THREE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS

This fascinating three-part series explores three Australian islands and tells the stories of those who choose to live in these beautiful, isolated locations. We meet spectacular and rare wildlife, and learn about the unique challenges facing the inhabitants. A speck in the middle of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island is home to only 350 people, the world’s most southern coral reef and the kentia palm – the locals call it paradise. A haven for fauna, fourteen different species of sea birds come here to breed, and rare marine life abounds. Half way between Australia and Antarctica, world heritage listed Macquarie Island is a patch of green in the vast Southern Ocean. Home to a research base, its inhabitants include inquisitive penguins, seals and seabirds. The series concludes with a journey to Norfolk Island in the South Pacific Ocean – a tiny island with a colourful past, boasting 360-degree views, and a living history of convicts and mutineers.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation