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  Pitcairn Financial Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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  Pitcairn Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pitcairn is a volcanic island, and Ducie and Oeno are coral atolls.
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.
Pitcairn Island does not have an airport or seaport; the islanders rely on longboats to ferry people and goods between ship and shore through Bounty Bay.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pitcairn_Islands   (1503 words)

  
 Pitcairn Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Pitcairn Islands are a group of five islands, of which only Pitcairn Island - the largest - is inhabited, in the southern Pacific Ocean, the only remaining British colony in the Pacific.
Since a population peak of 233 in 1937, the island is suffering from emigration, primarily to New Zealand, leaving a current population of approximately 47.
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.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Pitcairn   (1394 words)

  
 Lonely Planet - Destination Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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Pitcairn was mostly forested when the Bounty crew and the Polynesians arrived, but that has largely been replaced by fruit trees and gardens now except for a small section on the western tip of the island.
Pitcairn's climate is sub tropical, with mean monthly temperatures averaging 18°C (64°F) in August (winter), to 24°C (75°F) in February (summer).
www.shoestring.co.kr /dest/pac/pit.htm   (2812 words)

  
 Clan Pitcairn
The lands of Pitcairn lie in the Parish of Leslie in Fife, and are reputed to be one of the oldest of the ancient Kingdom.
The Pitcairn's were to prosper as Fife Lairds but suffered heavily for their support of the Jacobite cause in the 15 and 45 rebellions.
Pitcairn Island (famous as the last refuge of the Bounty mutineers) was discovered in 1767 by Captain Robert Pitcairn, John Pitcairn, a major in the Royal Marines, was in command of the unit which fired the first shots in the American Wars of Independence.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/ntor/pitcairn2.htm   (245 words)

  
 PITCAIRN TODAY
Longboat leaving Bounty Ba Pitcairn is of volcanic origin; it is approximately two miles long and one mile wide, and reaches an elevation of 340 meters (1,100 feet) at its highest point.
Pitcairn’s school system is basically New Zealand public school with one teacher assigned on a one or two-year contract.
There is no taxation on Pitcairn, instead all able-bodied men and women are expected to report for public work when needed, generally consisting of road work, maintenance of public buildings and, most importantly, manning the longboats to retrieve any arriving cargo and passengers from passing ships.
www.onlinepitcairn.com /pitcairn_today.htm   (2268 words)

  
 Pitcairn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pitcairn Island's flag is a Blue Ensign with the island's Coat of Arms in the centre.
The description of Pitcairn's Coat of Arms, which was granted by Royal Warrant dated 4th November 1969: Azure on a Pile in base Vert fimbriated Or a representation of the Bounty Bible proper and in base of the Anchor of H.M.S. Bounty Or.
And for the Crest on a Wreath Or and Vert on a Mount Vert a representation of the Pitcairn Island Wheelbarrow in front of a Slip of Miro leaved and fructed proper.
flagspot.net /flags/pn.html   (506 words)

  
 Pitcairn, John on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Major Pitcairn commanded the advance guard of the British troops at Lexington (see Lexington and Concord, battles of) on Apr. 19, 1775, but whether he ordered his men to fire on the colonial militia or was forced to return their fire is still in dispute.
Pitcairn Island is named for his son Robert Pitcairn (c.1747-c.1770), who as a midshipman under Philip Carteret first sighted it on July 2, 1767.
Guilty: the verdicts that shamed Pitcairn Island; Six men - one-eighth of the population of a remote British colony - were yesterday convicted of sex crimes stretching back for at least 40 years.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/p/pitcrnj1.asp   (321 words)

  
 The Bounty, Pitcairn Island, and Fletcher Christian's Descendants
Living on a 1¾ square mile volcanic speck in the South Pacific that is surely one of the most isolated places on Earth, the contemporary Pitcairn Islanders still bear the surnames of the eighteenth century mutineers (Tom Christian, for example, is the great-great-great-grandson of Fletcher).
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   (1777 words)

  
 Welcome to Pitcairn Island
Pitcairn is a small volcanic island with approximately 1.75 square miles of land area, located halfway between New Zealand and South America.
Pitcairn island is home to approximately 50 people who are descended from six 18th century English seamen and their Tahitian wives or consorts.
Pitcairn visitors must obtain arrange to stay with native families, and written permission from the government is required to visit the island.
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 Pitcairn Island Web Site: The home of the descendants of the Bounty Mutineers
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 current population of Pitcairn are descendants of 6 of the mutineers from this famous voyage, and their women.
Pitcairn is one of four islands included in the "Pitcairn Islands", although it is the only populated island.
www.lareau.org /pitc.html   (2535 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pitcairn Island is one of the most remote islands in Oceania.
Pitcairn Island - This site has a great, detailed map of Pitcairn Island and dozens of links to further information about the island and its history with the mutineers from the Bounty.
Pitcairn Islands - This is the information about Pitcairn Island that is in the CIA World Factbook.
www.slc.k12.ut.us /webweavers/lindam/listpitcairni.html   (481 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.
Pitcairners, then, was the first political entity in the world where women were guaranteed the right to vote.
Joshua Hill, the dictator on Pitcairn from 1831 to 1837 (see PITCAIRN ISLAND and HILL, JOSHUA), tried to persuade Rachel to leave her husband and to live with him instead, which infuriated both her and Evans.
library.puc.edu /pitcairn/pitcairn/encyclopedia.shtml   (2108 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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.
It was colonized in 1790 by mutineers from the Bounty and Tahitian women, who discovered vestiges of previous Polynesian settlement.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/PitcrnI1sl.asp   (425 words)

  
 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pitcairn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Originally part of Versailles Township, it is named for Robert Pitcairn, a former superintendent of the Pittsburgh division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Robert Pitcairn was instrumental in locating switching yards, an engine roundhouse and car repair shops in the area in the 1880s near what was known as Wall Station.
Pitcairn has the distinction of being the only municipality in Allegheny County to provide its own electric and cable television service.
www.post-gazette.com /downloads/profile-pitcairn.htm   (180 words)

  
 Charting the Pacific - Places
The island of Pitcairn is the last colonial outpost of Britain in the Pacific.
As a dependent territory of the United Kingdom, Pitcairn Island is administered by a Governor who is the British High Commissioner in New Zealand.
In 1856, the inhabitants of Pitcairn, who by this time numbered 193, agreed to be transferred to the newly settled Norfolk Island.
www.abc.net.au /ra/pacific/places/country/pitcairn.htm   (402 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.
In 1831 the British government concerned with Pitcairns overpopulation, relocated the islanders to Tahiti, where they were welcomed, but within months ten of the Pitcairners had died of unfamiliar diseases.
In the beginning of the year 2000 the Pitcairners are the busiest making their carvings and other things that they take out to the tour ships for sale.
www.qsl.net /oh2br/pitcairn.html   (2016 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island - Wojciech Dąbrowski travel report, pictures and info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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.
On the way there is a pole with the Pitcairn flag and small tableau founded in the occasion of the 200-anniversary of sailors from "Bounty"arrival.
Pitcairn is divided by the E-shaped ridge with the highest summit of 347 meters.
www.kontynenty.tpi.pl /pitcairn_en.htm   (2331 words)

  
 Pitcairn Island and Mangareva
Pitcairn Island is one of those magical places that is quite real, but has an almost fictional aura.
Daphne Warren, a Pitcairn native, and Del Barnes from NZ joined the Kialoa II in Pitcairn for a holiday to Mangareva.
Cynthia stocked up on fresh fruit when they were at Pitcairn last week, and there's still a couple of days supply of bananas, passion fruit, tangerines, etc. This is our first taste of the delicious produce of Pitcairn's fruit and vegetable gardens.
www.thesalmons.org /lynn/pitcairn1.html   (4867 words)

  
 Pitcairn
John Pitcairn was baptised at Saint Serf's Church in the then flourishing merchant port of Dysart, on December 28, 1722.
He was the youngest surviving child of the Reverend David Pitcairn, MA (St. Andrews) and his wife Katharine Hamilton, both of well connected gentry families.
However, the crest on the escutcheon plate is not that of the Pitcairns, and it may be that there has been a mistake in identifying from whose horse they were taken.
www.americanrevolution.org /pitcairn.html   (1848 words)

  
 IANA | Report on Request for Redelegation of the .pn Top-Level Domain
Pitcairn Island is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
The Government of Pitcairn Island has concluded, after due process of examination and consultation, that the persons who have assumed the management of the PN top-level domain, currently registered at IANA, do not adequately serve the interests os [sic] the country and community of Pitcairn Island.
The Pitcairn Island Council, which is the duly constituted local government, has formally requested the redelegation on behalf of the residents of the island.
www.icann.org /general/pn-report-11feb00.htm   (2515 words)

  
 The Scotsman - International - UK law applies to Pitcairn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pitcairn - a British dependency that lies halfway between New Zealand and Peru - has been wracked by a scandal implicating 13 Pitcairn men in multiple sexual assault charges with women and girls as young as three years old.
They said the men should be tried by the Pitcairn community, not by a British court in New Zealand created specially for the case.
But Pitcairn’s three-judge supreme court, sitting in Auckland, ruled on Monday that Pitcairn Island and its residents are still governed by British law.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=443812004   (354 words)

  
 Henderson Island
The island's perimeter is 26.4 km; of this, 16.5 km is encircled by a fringing reef.
Henderson Island is the largest island in the Pitcairn Island group, one of the remotest groups of islands in the South Pacific, with no major land mass within a 5,000km radius.
The Pitcairn group is a Dependent Territory of the United Kingdom governed by the British High Commissioner in New Zealand, and a 10 member island council of H.M.S. Bounty descendants on Pitcairn Island.
www.winthrop.dk /hender.html   (788 words)

  
 Heragi (Pitcairn)
Pitcairn Island, about three hundred and fifty miles south-east of Mangareva, is a volcanic island three miles long by two wide.
The Franco-Belgian Expedition to Easter Island visited Pitcairn in I 935, and the scattered evidences of ancient occupation have been summarized by Henri Lavachery, a member of the expedition.
Pitcairn was known to the Mangarevans as Heragi and in modern times as Petania (Britain).
pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu /rapanui/heragi.html   (1579 words)

  
 The Infography about the Pitcairn Islands
In 1856, the British government evacuated the entire population of Pitcairn Island to Norfolk Island between New Zealand and New Caledonia, and today a third of Norfolk's 1,900 inhabitants have Pitcairn names.
Two families returned to Pitcairn in 1858, followed by four more in 1864, and Pitcairn's present population is descended from those six families.
The Pitcairn Islands Study Center, based at Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, is a world-class study center about the mutiny on the Bounty.
www.infography.com /content/135192702587.html   (469 words)

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