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In the News (Sun 20 Apr 14)

  
  Pitcairn Islands
The island's perimeter is 26.4 km; of this, 16.5 km is encircled by a fringing reef.
It is on northern rim of the atoll, at 23°54′44″S, 130°43′37″W. Oeno Island
Ducie Island is an uninhabited island and atoll of the south Pacific Ocean, annexed to the Pitcairn Islands colony in 1902.
www.britlink.org /pitcairn.htm   (1693 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands Study Center
It was the arrival at Pitcairn of the Actaeon on January 10, 1837, and Lord Russell’s exposure of Joshua Hill as an impostor, which broke Hill’s dictatorial power on the island.
She married Admiral Sir Edward Belcher, who as a lieutenant visited Pitcairn Island in 1825 on HMS Blossom, commanded by Captain Beechey.
Pitcairners, then, was the first political entity in the world where women were guaranteed the right to vote.
library.puc.edu /pitcairn/pitcairn/encyclopedia.shtml   (2108 words)

  
  Pitcairn Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pitcairn Islands form the southeasternmost extension of the geological archipelago of the Tuamotus of French Polynesia, and consist of five islands: Pitcairn Island, Sandy Island, Oeno Island, Henderson Island and Ducie Island:
Henderson Island, covering about 67% of the territory's total land area, and supporting a rich fauna in its nearly inaccessible interior, is capable of supporting a small human population, but is not at all hospitable to communications with the outside world, its outer shores being comprised of uniformly steep limestone cliffs of razor sharp coral.
It is closely related to the creole language Norfuk spoken on Norfolk Island, because this island was repopulated in the mid 19th Century by Pitcairn islanders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pitcairn_Islands   (1501 words)

  
 Lonely Planet - Destination Pitcairn Islands
Pitcairn is volcanic, with steep cliffs and a rugged coastline, although the volcanoes are long gone.
Pitcairn was mostly forested when the Bounty crew and the Polynesians arrived, but that has largely been replaced by fruit trees and gardens now except for a small section on the western tip of the island.
Adamstown was a neat little settlement of God-fearing Christians when Captain Mayhew Folger of the American sealer Topaz rediscovered Pitcairn, solving the 19 year mystery of what had happened to the Bounty after the mutiny.
www.shoestring.co.kr /dest/pac/pit.htm   (2812 words)

  
 World's smallest Official Capital ever. Adamstown Pitcairn Island.
Adamstown is not only the smallest official capital of the world but it is also the only settlement on the Pitcairn Island.
Adamstown named after the Bounty mutineer John Adams can be found in the central north part of town.
It has 46 residents with the island having a total population of 67.
thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com /smallest78.html   (130 words)

  
 The Bounty, Pitcairn Island, and Fletcher Christian's Descendants
Set in the paradisiacal islands of the South Seas, the mutiny involved a host of colorful characters, including the tyrannical Captain Bligh, the aristocratic Fletcher Christian (a distant relation of William Wordsworth's), numerous uninhibited Tahitian women, and a pack of sailors made up of cockney orphans and ruffian adverturers.
Pitcairn's coordinates are 25 04 S, 130 06 W. After the mutiny, Christian and his sailors returned to Tahiti, where sixteen of the twenty-five men decided to remain for good.
There are individuals and organizations around the world devoted to the Pitcairners, their genealogy, and the history of the mutiny (the genealogical tree extends to 7,500 known descendants throughout the world).
www.factmonster.com /spot/pitcairn.html   (1591 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island
A small volcanic island, rugged in appearance rising to 330m, it is situated in the Pacific Ocean roughly mid-way between Panama and New Zealand, east south east of Tahiti.
The island was abandoned in 1856 for Norfolk Island, however, 43 Pitcairn Islanders found their way back and since then the island has been permanently settled.
Pitcairn is under the British High Commissioner in New Zealand who is Governor of Pitcairn and neighbouring Henderson, Ducie and Oeno islands.
www.janeresture.com /pitcairn/index.htm   (242 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island
Pitcairn is a small volcanic island, with an area of 4,35 sq km with 4 km at the broadest, situated at 25'04"S and 130'06"W 2,170 km South East of Tahiti in French Polynesia, and 5,310 km North East of Auckland New Zealand.
Adamstown was a small peaceful settlement of God-fearing Christians when Captain Mayhew Folger of the American sealer Topaz rediscovered Pitcairn, solving the 19 years old mystery of what had happened to the Bounty after the mutiny.
The Governor's Deputy and the Commissioner for Pitcairn Islands, Mr.
www.qsl.net /oh2br/pitcairn.html   (2016 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The first British Pacific Islands possession (1838), the island is officially administered by the British High Commissioner to New Zealand as part of the Pitcairn Islands dependency, which includes three neighboring, uninhabited atolls (Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno).
Pitcairn has no port or natural harbor; goods must be ferried from ships anchored offshore.
The island was named in 1767 by Capt. Philip Carteret, a British naval officer, after Robert Pitcairn, the midshipman who first sighted it.
www.bartleby.com /65/pi/PitcrnIsl.html   (247 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island
On Pitcairn, she is very popular, with the few girls on the island vying for her attention.
Pitcairn Island is not really very big, though it is high in the middle.
Just walk downhill, and you always get back to Adamstown", and I guess she's right (she did point out that there are a couple of minor tracks that head down to the other side of the island).
www.thesalmons.org /lynn/pitlynn.html   (3383 words)

  
 CruiseReport.com(tm) - Cruise Search
When a ship is sighted on the horizon, the Pitcairner rushes to the Adamstown Public Square to sound the Pitcairn bell, and suddenly the entire community is thrown into a bustle of activity.
The main Island was named after the son of a marine, Major Pitcairn, on board Capt. Carteret's vessel HMS Swallow, who was the first to sight the island in 1767.
It was the mutineers of the Bounty that finally settled the island with their Tahitian companions on 15 January 1790, after two months sailing around the Cooks, Tonga, and the eastern islands of Fiji looking for a home.
content.cruisereport.com /cruise.asp?port_id=1732&pita=678&menubar=off   (516 words)

  
 Piticairn
Betty is the Island Secretary and Administrator of the island.
Pitcairn is located in the far reaches of an isolated portion of the South Eastern Pacific.
There is an opportunity for immigration to Pitcairn as well, one couple has been there five years, he is from England and she is from California.
www.sanjuanislander.com /columns/guest/piticairn.shtml   (742 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Also living on the island were the Polynesian widows of the other mutineers and their children.
The center of Adamstown is a paved square surrounded by the library, post office, courthouse, and the Church.
After our visit to the island, nearly all of the inhabitants came out to the Riviera in their longboat to eat with us and to sell us their crafts and postage stamps.
webpages.charter.net /jhbowen/cruise/jun14txt.htm   (940 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island - Wojciech Dąbrowski travel report, pictures and info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The distance from Europe to Pitcairn calculated along the air or maritime routes is larger then 20 000 km traveling both, east or west direction.
Pitcairn is divided by the E-shaped ridge with the highest summit of 347 meters.
Three other islands also belong to the Pitcairn state: Henderson, an atoll, is located 168 kilometers east of Pitcairn and is currently uninhabited.
www.kontynenty.tpi.pl /pitcairn_en.htm   (2331 words)

  
 The Monkey Story
Henderson Island is an uninhabited raised reef island, which is the largest island in the Pitcairn Island group.
The Pitcairners occasionally visit Henderson Island to cut Miro wood, which is used to make the curios they sell to passing ships Later, however, he gave another explanation in New Zealand of why he did not stop to investigate.
The Pitcairners were worried that these people were unlikely to be able to find any water on the island, and that they would die of thirst if they didn't rush to get them away from the island.
www.winthrop.dk /chimp.html   (6213 words)

  
 pitcairn.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Pitcairn Island is currently a British Colony, however past press has shown that the UK government is no longer interested in governing this island.
Currently, the island is not self-sufficient, and there have been suggestions that it might be transferred to French rule.
What also makes the island interesting is that an eccentric US millionare offered to buy the island in the early 1980's, and his offer was considered very seriously by Her Majesty's Government.
www.freedonia.org /pitcairn.html   (274 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island
Pitcairn Island, in the South Pacific about midway between Australia and South America, consists of the island of Pitcairn and the three uninhabited islands of Henderson, Duicie, and Oeno.
In addition to English, the residents of Pitcairn speak a dialect that is a mixture of Tahitian and 18th-century English.
Pitcairn Island - Pitcairn Island, volcanic island (2000 est.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108118.html   (310 words)

  
 CBC News: Guilty verdicts in Pacific island sex abuse case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
PITCAIRN ISLAND - Six Pitcairn Islanders were convicted of multiple sex crimes following trials that exposed a culture of sexual abuse on the Pacific island best known for the mutiny on the Bounty.
The convicted men, who make up almost half the island's adult male population, were found guilty of a total of 35 charges of rape, indecent assault and sexual assault dating back to the 1960s.
Pitcairn Island was the final destination in 1789 for Fletcher Christian and the other HMS Bounty mutineers, seeking to avoid capture by the British navy.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2004/10/25/pitcairntrials_041025.html   (406 words)

  
 Welcome to the Colosseum :: View topic - Pitcairn Island puts half its men on trial
Seven of the island's men are being tried on 55 counts of rape, indecent assault and gross indecency against Pitcairn girls ages from 5 to 15.
Although Pitcairn is a British territory halfway between New Zealand and Chile, lawyers for the men expect to argue before the Privy Council in London that England does not have jurisdiction over the island, which was settled in 1790 by Fletcher Christian and his mutineers on board HMS Bounty.
Pitcairn's mayor Steve Christian, 53 - a descendant of 18th century 'Mutiny on the Bounty' ringleader Fletcher Christian - was given three years for five counts of rape along with son Randy Christian, 30, who was given six years.
www.mensnewsdaily.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=2319   (2257 words)

  
 Elections in Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Pitcairn is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the Pacific.
Pitcairn has a population of around 47 on 46 km².
The Island Council has 10 members, 4 members elected for a one year term, three members elected by the elected members, two nominated members and one member ex officio.
www.electionworld.org /pitcairn.htm   (105 words)

  
 The Bounty, Pitcairn Island, and Fletcher Christian's Descendants
Set in the paradisiacal islands of the South Seas, the mutiny involved a host of colorful characters, including the tyrannical Captain Bligh, the aristocratic Fletcher Christian (a distant relation of William Wordsworth's), numerous uninhibited Tahitian women, and a pack of sailors made up of cockney orphans and ruffian adverturers.
Pitcairn's coordinates are 25 04 S, 130 06 W. After the mutiny, Christian and his sailors returned to Tahiti, where sixteen of the twenty-five men decided to remain for good.
There are individuals and organizations around the world devoted to the Pitcairners, their genealogy, and the history of the mutiny (the genealogical tree extends to 7,500 known descendants throughout the world).
www.infoplease.com /spot/pitcairn.html   (1778 words)

  
 The Pitcairn Island Photo Album
The people of Pitcairn depend upon the bounty of the sea for a large portion of their fresh protein.
Pitcairn's radio center, where the Pitcairners maintain their audio lifeline to the rest of the world.
A rarely documented citizen of Pitcairn, she traveled from the Galapagos Islands, and is now part of Pitcairn society.
www.lareau.org /album.html   (1944 words)

  
 notesvis
Access to Pitcairn is possible only by sea and usually by ships plying between New Zealand and the United Kingdom or Europe or the eastern seaboard of the United States or the West Indies, via the Panama Canal.
Those landing in the Islands should note that no Government responsibility is accepted for any damage to or loss of property or for any personal injury or death by accident while visitors are either on the Islands or during the process of landing or departing.
Henderson, Ducie and Oeno, the other islands in the group, come within the jurisdiction of the Governor of Pitcairn but are uninhabited, mainly due to lack of fresh water.
www.government.pn /notesvis.htm   (978 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Magazine | A rock and a hard place
A trip from the landing point up the muddy Hill of Difficulty (all the roads are unpaved) towards Adamstown (the one and only settlement) will provide further evidence that Pitcairners are not just kicking back and living off the fat of the land.
Visiting the island for the BBC, correspondent Simon Winchester was similarly entranced by the "amiable rural slum of muddy lanes and small shacks, hot and humid and surrounded by an all too visibly empty sea that stretches, limitless, on every side".
In the 1930s, Pitcairn had a population of more than 200, mostly descended from the original islanders - the band from HMS Bounty led by Fletcher Christian, and their Tahitian companions.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/3632586.stm   (1059 words)

  
 British High Commission, New Zealand Information
Pitcairn Island is a small Pacific island, perhaps best known as the home to the descendants of the  Bounty mutineers.  The island is situated approximately halfway between the Panama Canal and New Zealand.  It is also the last remaining British Overseas Territory in the Pacific.
The Pitcairners live an extremely busy lifestyle.  Both men and women work continuously every day apart from Sabbath, the one day of rest.  Typical activities include gardening, public work, carving, basket weaving and other handicrafts, government jobs, baking, household duties, fishing and trading.
The Pitcairn Island Producers’ Co-operative (PIPCO) was established in 1999 to promote and to co-ordinate the distribution of products produced by its members.  Although honey and dried fruit provided the basis for the operation, the product range will extend as the co-operative evolves. 
www.britishembassy.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1082828882468   (193 words)

  
 Pitcairn's History
The island was lonely and inaccessible, uninhabited, fertile and warm; it exceeded his highest hopes.
In 1868, some of the Norfolk Island settlers, including old John Buffett, who was to live to the ripe old age of 93, visited Pitcairn and urged their relatives to rejoin the now wealthier community.
But even so, the public economy of Pitcairn languished and it was not until postage stamps were issued in 1940 and philatelists came to the rescue, that 'shanty town' became the Adamstown of today.
www.pitcairn.pn /Pitcairnshistory.htm   (4276 words)

  
 Segment 3
Perhaps the stones are so captivating because the island is far removed from the rest of the world, but maybe, in the unspoken language of shared human and cultural terms, the island is not so remote after all.
Even Easter Island has an airport now, but it is still off the proverbial "beaten track." Flights between Tahiti and Chile sometimes stop over for a short time, and guests can take advantage of a quick mini-tour to some of the nearby moai on such layovers.
The island was the spawn of ancient volcanoes, remnants of which can be found at each corner of the triangular island.
www.jetsetenterprises.com /cruise/WC2003-3.htm   (10199 words)

  
 Wired News: Domain Dispute Hits a Dot
The letter demanded the "management" of.pn be yanked from the hands of Tom Christian, the great-great-great grandson of 18th century buccaneer and island founder Fletcher Christian.
The only two Pitcairn Islanders who did not join the protest reportedly were Christian and his wife.
The decision caps a three-year struggle between Christian, the Pitcairn Island government, and the UK, and demonstrates how even one of the tiniest countries views the Internet as a way to attract tourists, money, and international recognition.
www.wired.com /news/politics/0,1283,34321,00.html   (681 words)

  
 eastgarden Pitcairn Island
No information on the status of homosexuality on the Pitcairn Islands was found.
The only inhabited island is Pitcairn, with about 50 inhabitants, descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives.
Visitors planning to land and stay in the Islands must first obtain from the office of the Commissioner for Pitcairn Island in New Zealand a licence to land and reside there.
www.geocities.com /eastgarden/l-pitcairn_is.html   (253 words)

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