Cool fact…
While human visitors to Heard Island are today few and infrequent, there were at times more than 100 men on the island during the peak of the sealing era, between 1857 and 1859.

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The Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI), the HIMI Marine Reserve and this website are managed by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) of the Department of the Environment.

The AAD headquarters is located in Kingston, south of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia. Information about the AAD can be found on the About Us pages of the AAD website.

More information on HIMI can be found on the frequently asked questions page.

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Territories, Environment and Treaties Section
Australian Antarctic Division
Channel Highway
Kingston Tasmania 7050

Phone: +61 3 6232 3209
Fax: +61 3 6232 3500

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This page was last updated on 28 February 2005.