Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Auckland Islands

AUCKLAND ISLANDS, a group discovered in 1806 by Captain Briscoe, of the English whaler " Ocean," about 180 miles S. of New Zealand, in lat. 50 24 , long. 166 7 E. The islands, of volcanic origin, are very fertile, and are covered with forest. They were granted to the Messrs Enderby by the British Government as a whaling station, but the establishment was abandoned in 1852. (See Kay- nal s Auckland Islands, 1874.)