Leaving Mallabar Hill we proceeded along the top of the escarpment with stunning views to the ocean over 100 metres below,to the Admiralty Islands and back over the lagoon and Mt Gower and Mt Lidgbird. Passing though stands of Mountain Palms and other Littoral rainforest species on a fairly undulating rough track we finally made it to Kim's Lookout,the scene of the tragic death of Kim Morris in 1967. As we continued through thick rainforest and stands of Mountain Palms we eventually made our way down the track emerging through large stands of Howea Belmoreana or Curley Palms and Pandanus trees to Old Settlement,the scene of the earliest occupation of Lord Howe Island in June 1834.For whatever reason settlement was abandoned here and became established at the current site,roughly in the middle of the island.
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