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Monument Harbour

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Monument Harbour
Geographical position
Monument Harbour (New Zealand Outlying Islands)
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Coordinates 52° 36′ S, 169° 9′ OCoordinates 52° 36′ S, 169° 9′ O
Region-ISO NZ
Country New Zealand
Sea access Pacific
Natural harbour data
Port entrance 1 000 m wide
Length about 1.5 km
Wide max. 1,24 km
Coast length about 4.4 km
Inflows Six Foot Lake and Kirk Stream
Photography of the natural harbour
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Map of Campbell Island with Monument Harbour in the south-east

Monument Harbour is a natural harbour on the subantarctic Campbell Island in the southern Pacific Ocean. The island is one of New Zealand’s offshore islands.

Geography

Monument Harbour is located on the south side of Campbell Island and extends 1.5 km into the island. The entrance to the natural harbour extends over a width of about 1000 m, while the width of the water inland is a maximum of 1.24 km. The coastline measures approximately 4.4 km in length.[1]

The mountains surrounding Monument Harbour rise to an elevation of 416 m. The only tributary to the natural harbour is Six Foot Lake, which joins Monument Stream about 100 m to the north. The lake, which is 940 m long and up to 500 m wide, is fed by the 3.2 km long Kirk Stream which rises on the southeastern flank of the 500 m high Mount Durmas mountain.[2]

See also

  • List of natural harbours in New Zealand

Literature

  • Gordon S. MaxwellSubantarctic Campbell Island. In Tane. Vol. 16, 1970, pp. 5-19 (English, online [ PDF; 3.4 MB; accessed 11 June 2018]).

Web links

  • Campbell Island.(JPG 4.0 MB) Land InformationNew Zealand, retrieved 11 June 2018 (English, Detailed topographic map of Campbell Island with its small neighbouring island and rock islands).

Individual references


  1. Coordinates and longitude determinations were made in part via Google Earth version 7.3.1.4507 on June 11, 2018.

  2. Campbell Island.(JPG 4.0 MB) Land InformationNew Zealand, retrieved 11 June 2018 (English, Detailed topographic map of Campbell Island with its small neighbouring island and rock islands).