National Geographic : 1935 Jul
LIKE A GIANT BOOMERANG, HURLED 300 MILES OUT IN THE TASMAN SEA FROM AUSTRALIA, ISLORD HOWE ISLAND Amid the trees and in small clearings on this low, palm-studded "waist" are scattered the homes of the residents, connected bypaths. Below isNeds Beach, and onthe right is the sweeping curve of the lagoon, protected by a coral reef. Just beyond the low hill in the upper middle distance,to theleftofMounts Gower and Lidgbird, isthe faintly perceptible blur of Balls Pyramid, a bold rock named after the discoverer, Lieut. Henry Lidgbird Ball (see text,page 115). Allbutasmall portion ofthehilly northern tip of the island is shown in this photograph, taken from the side of North Peak.