Pebble Island

Pebble Island

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Pebble Island () is one of the Falkland Islands, lying north of West Falkland.

The island stretches about 19&nbsp;miles (30&nbsp;km) from east to west and is about 4.3&nbsp;miles (7&nbsp;km) at its widest point, with a total area of &nbsp;square&nbsp;miles (103.36&nbsp;km<sup>2</sup>).

It has three high points: First Mountain (), Middle Mountain () and Marble Mountain () in the west of the island. The eastern part of the island has large lakes and wetlands and is of high conservation value. It has been a sheep farm since 1846. The island's inhabitants live in Pebble Island Settlement.

13,500 Corriedale sheep are farmed on the island, along with 240 head of cattle (both beef and dairy).


The current farm was founded in 1846, by an Englishman called John Markham Dean, who bought Pebble Island and three neighbouring islands. Dean's family concern passed on to Dean Brothers Ltd, but it is currently managed locally by Raymond Evans, who is the great nephew of Johnny Evans, who introduced sheep to the island, and who also slaughtered the first feral cattle.Wigglesworth, Angela. (1992) Falkland People. Pub. Peter Owen. ISBN 0-7206-0850-3

During the Falklands War, the island was occupied by Argentine forces which create the Estación Aeronaval Calderón (naval air station Calderon) protected by...
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