Ian Hutton is perhaps Lord Howe Island’s most prolific photographer, and has written many books and scientific papers about his adopted home.
Over the past 34 years, he has published over 20 books, been involved in the production of dozens of videos, documentaries and films, and has a personal collection of over 40,000 photographs, which he has meticulously catalogued.
All of his books, DVDs and many of his prints are available for purchase at the Lord Howe Island Museum – here.
And now, they are also be available here, online, together with dozens of other photos he has never made available. Visit Ian’s Web Shop by clicking on one of the buttons, below.
Birds of the Lord Howe Island Group – A Review of Records 1788-2004
A Rambler’s Guide to Lord Howe Island
A Field Guide to the Ferns of Lord Howe Island
A Field Guide to the Plants of Lord Howe Island
A Field Guide to the Marine Life of Lord Howe Island
A Field Guide to the Birds of Lord Howe Island
A Field Guide to the Land Snails of Lord Howe Island (published by the Australian Museum)
A Guide to World Heritage – Lord Howe Island
(both soft-cover and hard-cover editions, as well as the personally signed Collector’s Edition)
Birds of Lord Howe Island Past and Present
Lord Howe Island – Jewel of the Pacific
Lord Howe Island – Paradise of the Pacific
Lord Howe Island – a Photographic Journey
Available in A4, A3 and A2 size, each of these hand selected images will be printed on request and shipped by Australia Post. Categories of images that will be available include aerial photos, scenery, birds, plants and marine life.
Lord Howe Island has around 50 tree species, and a number of larger ones grow around the settlement area, and for various reasons die, get blown down in a storm, or have to be trimmed for safety reasons. Occasionally a tree trunk gets washed onto the beach from some distant land. Ian enjoys using this scrap timber to fashion into something useful, which may be a nice souvenir for the visitor to take home and remember their Lord Howe Island holiday.
Maulwood – Olea paniculatea. A tall native tree growing across the lowlands of Lord Howe Island. The timber is very hard, and the early settlers used this timber to make their “maul” – a wooden mallet to hammer fence posts into the ground.
Banyan – Ficus columnaris. A very tall native tree that can grow to 30m high. It is a common tree around the lowland forest of Lord Howe Island. The trees develop multiple trunks from aerial roots that develop off the branches; and a single tree may cover one hectare.
Lignum vitae – Sophora howinsula. A tall native tree growing across the lowlands of Lord Howe Island. It has abundant yellow flowers in winter. The timber is very hard, and the early settlers used this timber to make fence posts for farms, or stumps for houses.
Tea tree – Melaleuca howeana. A tall endemic shrub that grows all around the coastline of Lord Howe Island. The timber has a very close grain and contains many interesting features.
Island Cedar – Guioa coriaceae. A tall endemic tree found on moister habitats mainly around the southern mountains. It has abundant white flowers in spring and produces unique three-lobed woody capsules about 2cm across.
Camphor laurel Cinnamomum camphor. Native to China south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, southern Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and has been introduced to many other countries. Several trees were planted on LHI around 1900 are being removed as potential weeds.
Sallywood – Lagunaria Patersonia. A tall native tree found growing over much of the island; it is also found on Norfolk Island where it is known as White Oak. A beautiful white timber with subtle grain.
Blackbutt – Cryptocarya triplinervis. One of the most common trees of the lowland forest and has a nice soft brown colour and smooth texture.