Macquarie Island

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Happy to see this. I once did a school project (geography) on Macquarie Island, back in the 1960s. We could choose any subject, so I chose the most obscure, unheard of place I could find in an atlas. There was not a lot one could discover about it, back before the internet. I’ve retained an interest in the place ever since.

The Dollop podcast had a good, if horrifying, episode about what humans did to Macquarie Island. Don’t listen if you’re eating or especially squeamish.