Re "Formerly inhabited"
(not of course counting the scientists who we "allow" to be present on an otherwise "uninhabited island"!)Skellig Michael
was inhabited by MonksAldabra
was inhabited by various small groups of tortoise catchers, wood collectors, fishermen, guano collectors etc . My book on Aldabra has photos of some graves and the interior of a catholic church. I could provide more details from it if required Henderson Island
has archaeological remains of Polynesian settlement plus the occasional shipwrecked sailors/castaways!St Kilda
- of course
Delos - I see we have this as an "uninhabited island". On what basis? Wiki says the Greek census shows 14 inhabitants.
- Owned/Built by French. We have been through this before I thinkhttp://www.worldheritagesite.org/forums/index.php?action=vthread&forum=5&topic=293&pa ge=0#msg1401
Presumably the possibility relates to the de Lesseps period but, alothugh I tried to find something on the Web I could find no tangible connection with that period cited as being within the inscribed site - doesn't mean that there isn't though!
Re the Matobo Hills
earlier nomination as a Natural Site.
The minutes of the Bureau of 1984 state that the site had been reviewed by both ICOMOS AND IUCN (which seems to imply that it must have been nominated on both Natural and Culturla ciriteria -the concept of "Cultural Landscape" wasn't then accepted by UNESCO). ICOMOS had been positive regarding the rock art and Zimbabwe was asked to resubmit with greater clarity regarding both the natural and cultural criteria. See page 16http://whc.unesco.org/document/891