Chatham Island


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Chatham Island

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(Placename) a former name for San Cristóbal1
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In the morning (17th) we landed on Chatham Island, which, like the others, rises with a tame and rounded outline, broken here and there by scattered hillocks, the remains of former craters.
The Beagle sailed round Chatham Island, and anchored in several bays.
In the first part of the road we passed through leafless thickets, as in Chatham Island. Higher up, the woods gradually became greener; and as soon as we crossed the ridge of the island, we were cooled by a fine southerly breeze, and our sight refreshed by a green and thriving vegetation.
Of terrestrial mammals, there is only one which must be considered as indigenous, namely, a mouse (Mus Galapagoensis), and this is confined, as far as I could ascertain, to Chatham Island, the most easterly island of the group.
When I landed at Chatham Island, I could not imagine what animal travelled so methodically along well-chosen tracks.
Now let us suppose the mocking-thrush of Chatham Island to be blown to Charles Island, which has its own mocking-thrush: why should it succeed in establishing itself there?
Moriori is an imi (tribe) of Rekohu (Chatham Island) and Rangihaute (Pitt Island).
Carlton added that the indigenous tribes of Chatham Island - Moriori, and NgAti Mutunga iwi 6 were informed as the department worked with the locals to bury the dead whales.
The largest stranding of whales ever recorded in New Zealand, and possibly the world, involved an estimated 1,000 pilot whales on the shore of Chatham Island in 1918.
Many years ago I came across a Chatham Island Birch, which grows straight up almost like a bamboo cane.
The resident health survey was adapted (and shortened for participant acceptability) from the 2005 Chatham Island Focus survey (Ministry of Health, 2005).

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