is a volcanic island
in the southwest Pacific Ocean
(located at ). It neighbours Curtis Island
to the east. They are part of the Kermadec Islands
, an outlying island group of New Zealand
The island is named after T F Cheeseman of the Auckland Museum - who was on board the NZ Government steamer 'Stella' when it visited the island in 1887.
The Kermadec Islands lie halfway between North Island, New Zealand and Tonga at approximately the latitude of the Gold Coast, Queensland.