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  Henderson Island
Henderson Island is an unihabitated raised reef island, 9.6 km long by 5.1 km wide with an area of 36 square km, in the Pitcairn Island group of the SE Pacific.
The island's perimeter is 26.4 km; of this, 16.5 km is encircled by a fringing reef.
The Wreck of the Clipper Wildwave on Oeno Island in 1858.
www.winthrop.dk /hender.html   (788 words)

  
  Pitcairn Islands
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.
Ducie Island is an uninhabited island and atoll of the south Pacific Ocean, annexed to the Pitcairn Islands colony in 1902.
Ducie Island is located 335 statute miles (540 km) east of Pitcairn at 24°40′09″S, 124°47′11″W, and has an area of two and a half square miles (6 km²); it's one and a half miles (2.4 km) long, northeast to southwest, and about one mile (1.6 km) wide.
www.britlink.org /pitcairn.htm   (1693 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 four islands: Pitcairn Island, Oeno Island (atoll with 5 islets), Henderson Island and Ducie Island (atoll with 4 islets):
Henderson Island, covering about 67% of the territory's total land area, and supporting a rich variety of animals in its nearly inaccessible interior, is also capable of supporting a small human population, but it is hard to get there and back, its outer shores being comprised of uniformly steep limestone cliffs of sharp coral.
It is closely related to the creole language Norfuk spoken on Norfolk Island, because Norfolk was repopulated in the mid 19th Century by Pitcairners.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pitcairn_Islands   (2055 words)

  
 Ducie Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ducie Island, a rarely visited island atoll, has been part of the Pitcairn Islands since 1902.
Ducie Island is named after Baron Francis Ducie, a captain in the Royal Navy.
In 2003, Canadian Amateur Radio operators launched a DXpedition on Ducie Island using the callsign VP6DIA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ducie_Island   (271 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Sandy Island is a mere sandbar, part of the same atoll as Oeno, so it is not counted as part of the Pitcairn Island group.
Estimates of the population of the Pitcairn Islands range from 46 to 48, and beyond this point it is difficult to keep accurate statistics on such points as age structure due to the remoteness of the settlement.
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:
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pitcairn_Islands   (5466 words)

  
 Place:Pitcairn Islands - Genealogy
Ducie and Henderson Islands are believed to have been discovered by Europeans on 26 January 1606 by Portuguese sailor Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, who named them La Encarnación and San Juan Bautista respectively.
Ducie Island was rediscovered in 1791 by the British Capt. Edwards aboard H.M.S. Pandora, and named after Baron Francis Ducie, a captain in the Royal Navy.
Pitcairn Island itself was discovered on July 3 1767 by the crew of the British sloop HMS Swallow, commanded by Captain Philip Carteret (though according to some it had perhaps been visited by Quiros in 1606).
www.werelate.org /wiki/Place:Pitcairn_Islands   (976 words)

  
 Kiribati encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Kiribati politics and officials, Kiribati History. Travel to ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Atolls generally mark the locations of subsided (or sunken) extinct volcanic islands; the shape of the atoll is determined by the initial coastline of the original volcanic island, and is maintained so long as coral growth is faster than subsidence, and is not disturbed by other factors.
Volcanic islands located beyond the warm water temperature requirements of reef building (hermatypic) organisms become seamounts as they subside and are eroded away at the surface.
The next southerly atoll is Ducie Island in the Pitcairn Islands Group, at 24°40\' S. Bermuda is sometimes claimed as the "northernmost atoll" at a latitude of 32°24\' N. At this latitude coral reefs would not develop without the warming waters of the Gulf Stream.
www.kiribatiiworld.com /wiki-Atoll   (1221 words)

  
 Visitors Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pitcairn island is not on any international air routes and getting there is strictly for the determined, but that can be precisely the attraction in a world increasingly at our fingertips.
The only land mammals on the island are Polynesian rats, but Henderson has four endemic land birds: the flightless Henderson rail (a type of wading bird, referred to as the Henderson chicken), the striking Stephen's lorikeet, the Henderson fruit dove and the Henderson warbler.
The island is a classic coral atoll with one larger and three smaller islets around a lagoon.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /pitcairn/about_destin/visitorsinfo.asp   (1584 words)

  
 Henderson Island
The surface of the island is coral reef-rubble interspersed with areas of dissected limestone, surrounded by steep limestone cliffs undercut on all sides except to the north.
All four of the island's land birds are endemic: the Henderson Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus insularis), the flightless Henderson Rail (Nesophylax ater), Henderson Warbler (Acrocephalus vaughani taiti) and Stephen's Lorikeet (Vini stepheni).
All four of the island's land birds are endemic: the flight less Henderson rail Nesophylax ater, Stephen's lorikeet Vini stepheni (R), the Henderson fruit dove Ptilinopus insularis, and the Henderson warbler Acrocephalus vaughani taiti.
www.britlink.org /henderson.htm   (2630 words)

  
 a Visit from Tom Christian, VP6TC
Tom is a resident of Pitcairn Island, a small (2 sq.
Ducie island is one of the islands in the Pitcairn group.
Tom's presentation told of life on Pitcairn Island, the history of the Mutiny on the Bounty, and of their recent trip to neighboring Ducie Island, which is 292 miles away.
www.ki5dr.com /vp6tc.html   (437 words)

  
 UTARC Ducie Island Quiz
Ducie Island became a new DXCC entity on: November 16, 2001, December 25, 2001, January 1, 2002, February 31, 2002, or March 1, 2002?
Ducie Island is located in the: Southern Ocean, southeast Pacific Ocean, southern Atlantic Ocean, western Indian Ocean, or the Sea of Japan?
Ducie Island is a territorial possession of which country: Great Britain, France, Pitcairn, Argentina, or South Africa?
n5xu.ae.utexas.edu /news/mar2002/node7.html   (291 words)

  
 British Empire - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Channel Islands became British as a part of the Norman inheritance of William the Conqueror.
The island of Cyprus is nominally still part of the Turkish empire, but in 1878 was handed over to Great Britain for occupation and administration; Great Britain now making to the Porte on account of the island an annual payment of 5000.
The extent of this burden was emphasized in 1909 by the revelations as to the increase of the German (and the allied Austrian) fleet.
www.1911ency.org /B/BR/BRITISH_EMPIRE.htm   (8441 words)

  
 Geography of the Pitcairn Islands - tScholars.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The only inhabited island, Pitcairn, has an area of 5 km² and a population density of 10/km²; it is only accessible by boat through Bounty Bay.
Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Peru to New Zealand, one of the most remote sites of human habitation on Earth.
These worldwide map services show very little detail of the islands, and are even of limited use to show the location of them with respect to each other and to other islands, because they are so small and far apart.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Geography_of_the_Pitcairn_Islands   (435 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island Web Site: The home of the descendants of the Bounty Mutineers
Island of Discovery, by Brad Crouch, Escape.com.au, 28 Nov 2004.
Pitcairn Island has a population of approximately 50 persons, give or take a few, of which 6 are the families of the pastor and schoolteacher from abroad.
The Bibliography of HMS Bounty, William Bligh and Pitcairn Island
www.lareau.org /pitc.html   (2535 words)

  
 DX 3rd QTR 01 Article
Although Cocos Island is territorially part of Costa Rica, the island is located 350 miles offshore, and a separate DXCC country with the prefix TI9.
Cocos is a popular scuba diving location and is the world's largest uninhabited island.> The island receives a lot of rain, one inch per day, so they must setup shelter for the equipment from the elements.
Ducie Island is about 300 miles north of VP6 Pitcairn Island.
www.clarc.org /shot/dx1qtr02.html   (1670 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands Study Center
As for the Pitcairn Island group, the first island we met travelling from the east was Ducie.
It is an uninhabited island as are Henderson and Oeno.
Path that crosses the island from outside of 'C' to the inside with the lagoon.
library.puc.edu /Pitcairn/pitcairn/ducie-visit.shtml   (706 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Tuamotu tropical moist forests (OC0115)
Ducie and Oeno Atolls in the Pitcairn Islands, and all of the Tuamotus, with the exception of Makatea Island, are coral atolls less than 6 m in elevation, some of which surround enormous lagoons.
Pitcairn Island and most of the Gambier Islands are volcanic high islands, Pitcairn reaching 350 m and Mangareva in the Gambier Islands reaching 435 m (Fosberg 1998).
Polynesians arrived in the Gambier Islands by the 1100s, and since then humans and introduced species including three rat species, cats, goats, and rabbits have resulted in the elimination of 98 percent of the native vegetation in the Gambier Islands (Thibault and Bretagnolle 1999).
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/oc/oc0115_full.html   (2036 words)

  
 Ducie Island, VP6, DXpedition update
Plans are to depart Mangareva Island, part of the Gambier Islands in French Polinesia, via ship on February 5, 2008 and head for Pitcairn Island; this trip normally takes about 36 hours.
The operators will spend a few hours on Pitcairn before taking another 36 hour trip boat ride to Ducie Island; they plan to arrive at sunrise on February 9, and hope to be up and running within 24 hours.
Henderson Island (also VP6, not a separate DXCC entity) is the only island on the way to and from Ducie Island.
www.southgatearc.org /news/july2007/ducie_island.htm   (245 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands travel guide - Wikitravel
Emigration – first to Norfolk Island and mostly to New Zealand in the last century – and a nearly-prohibitive approach to immigration have thinned the population from a peak of 233 in 1937 to less than 50.
Furthermore, the island was rocked in 2004 by accusations of chronic and ubiquitous sexual abuse of the community's young female members (including pre-adolescent girls), and the subsequent investigation of much of the adult male population (including several who were no longer living there), six of whom were sentenced to terms in prison.
The island has a small health clinic with dental and X-ray equipment and emergency medications, but is not equipped to deal with major problems, which may require waiting days or weeks for a nearby passing ship to provide evacuation to a medical facility.
wikitravel.org /en/Pitcairn_Islands   (2601 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Pitcairn Anthem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Pitcairn Anthem – Come ye Blessed is the national anthem sung by people on Norfolk Island and on the Pitcairn Islands.
The lyrics are taken from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, verses 34-36 and 40.
The settlers of the Pitcairns all arrived by some form of boat or ship; the most famous was the HMS Bounty, on which the mutiny occurred and which was burned in Bounty Bay.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pitcairn-Anthem   (313 words)

  
 ARRLWeb: Ducie Island, VP6, DXpedition Gears Up
Ducie Island, VP6, DXpedition Gears Up The Daily DX reports that the Ducie Island DXpedition Team, VP6DX, has been busy behind the scenes preparing for the much anticipated February 2008 DXpedition, reports, Carsten Esch, DL6LAU, who says the group has decided to extend the duration of the DXpedition.
Plans are to depart Mangareva Island, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia via the Braveheart on February 5, 2008 and head for Pitcairn Island; this trip normally takes about 36 hours.
This will be a serious effort to make Ducie Island available to the DX community.
www.arrl.org /news/stories/2007/06/28/100   (717 words)

  
 Reefs and Atolls Around Mangareva and Rapa Nui
The island is thickly covered to the summit with luxuriant vegetation and the cliffs are skirted at their base with thickly branching evergreens.
Adamstown is situated on the N side of the island, and is connected with the landing place at Bounty Bay by a path.
Ducie Atoll (Island) (24° 40' S., 124° 47' W): a low islet covered with trees lies on the reef on the N and NE sides of the lagoon; several smaller islets, also covered with trees, lie on the reef on the S side of the lagoon.
pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu /rapanui/reefs.html   (1104 words)

  
 ARRL DX Bulletin 049: November 20, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
High seas have forced the Ducie Island DXpedition team to abandon its effort to reach the newest DXCC entity this week.
Ducie Island in the South Pacific became the 335th DXCC entity last week.
Ducie contacts made on or after November 16, 2001, will be eligible for DXCC credit as a result of a favorable vote to accept the Pitcairn Island Amateur Radio Association (PIARA) as an International Amateur Radio Union member-society.
www.ng3k.com /Arldx/2001/arldx049.html   (197 words)

  
 Fernandez de Quiros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Born in Evora, Quirós had previously sailed with the galleons plying between the Philippine Islands and Mexico, and had acquired a profound knowledge of navigation.
In 1595 he served as pilot on the second voyage of Alvaro de Mendaña de Nehra, from Peru to the Marquesas Islands and the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific.
On route he sighted La Encarnacion (Ducie Island), Henderson Island and Marutea (in the Tuamotu Archipelago).
www.pacificislandtravel.com /books_and_maps/fernandezdequiros.asp   (625 words)

  
 "PITCAIRN ISLANDS" related terms, short phrases and links
The Pitcairn Islands are included in the UK ratification of the Ramsar Convention.
The Pitcairn Islands are a British Crown Colony, with the British High Commissioner to New Zealand holding the position of Governor.
The Pitcairn Islands are a group of five islands, of which one is inhabited, in the southern Pacific Ocean, the only remaining British colony in the Pacific.
www.keywen.com /en/PITCAIRN_ISLANDS   (288 words)

  
 VP6DX :: Ducie Island February 2008 - About Ducie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ducie Island is named after Baron Francis Ducie, a captain in the Royal Navy.
The island was claimed in 1867 for the United States under the Guano Islands Act and the UK annexed the island in 1902.
Ducie became an own DXCC country on November 16th 2001 and the first expedition was led by Kan, JA1BK in March 2002 using the VP6DI callsign.
ducie2008.dl1mgb.com /content/view/22/40   (240 words)

  
 ARRLWeb: The ARRL Letter
Ducie pilot station Bill "Dr Bill" Avery, K6GNX, said JA1BK and the Ducie team were scheduled to leave Pitcairn November 22 to return to the Gambier Islands for their flights home.
Ducie contacts made on or after November 16, 2001, will be eligible for DXCC credit as a result of a favorable vote to accept the Pitcairn Island Amateur Radio Association as an International Amateur Radio Union member-society .
Ducie Island has been activated previously for the Islands On The Air program (it's IOTA OC-182), but those earlier contacts will not count for DXCC.
www2.arrl.org /arrlletter/01/1123   (3355 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Tuamotu tropical moist forests (OC0115)
Ducie and Oeno Atolls in the Pitcairn Islands, and all of the Tuamotus, with the exception of Makatea Island, are coral atolls less than 6 m in elevation, some of which surround enormous lagoons.
Pitcairn Island and most of the Gambier Islands are volcanic high islands, Pitcairn reaching 350 m and Mangareva in the Gambier Islands reaching 435 m (Fosberg 1998).
Polynesians arrived in the Gambier Islands by the 1100s, and since then humans and introduced species including three rat species, cats, goats, and rabbits have resulted in the elimination of 98 percent of the native vegetation in the Gambier Islands (Thibault and Bretagnolle 1999).
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/oc/oc0115_full.html   (2036 words)

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