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Mount Lidgbird (left) and Mount Gower (centre) from the north

Mount Lidgbird is located in the southern section of Lord Howe Island, just north of Mount Gower, and has its peak at 777 metres (2,549 ft).

Mount Lidgbird is named after the naval officer Captain Henry Lidgbird Ball, who first sighted Lord Howe Island in 1788. He was on his way to Norfolk Island in the ship HMS Supply when he spotted Lord Howe Island.

The trek to the 777-metre summit is hard to climb, but not as tough as the climb to Mount Gower. Half way up the mountain is Goat House Cave, a former shelter for 19th century Kentia palm gatherers. From this spot, visitors can see nesting Masked Boobies and numerous Red-tailed Tropicbirds.[1]


  1. ^ About Australia retrieved on 2009-07-12

Coordinates: 31°34′S 159°05′E / 31.567°S 159.083°E / -31.567; 159.083


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