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  Pitcairn Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pitcairn Islands (Pitkern ;: Pitkern Ailen), officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands, are a group of four islands in the southern Pacific Ocean.
The islands are a British overseas territory (formerly British colony), the last remaining in the Pacific.
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):
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The Pitcairn Islands is group of five islands, of which one is inhabited, in the southern Pacific Ocean, the only remaining British colony in the area.
Since a population peak of 233 in 1937, the island is suffering from outmigration, primarily to New Zealand, leaving a current population of approximately 50.
Pitcairn and Henderson are volcanic islands, and Ducie is a coral atoll.
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 Pitcairn Islands - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Pitcairn was the son of British Revolutionary War Marine Officer John Pitcairn, who was second in command of British forces stationed in Massachusetts during the American Revolutionary War.
Captain Pitcairn was fatally wounded in one of the most defining battles of the war, the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775.
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.
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 Commonwealth Secretariat - Pitcairn Islands (Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands)
Commonwealth Secretariat - Pitcairn Islands (Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands)
Pitcairn Islands (Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands)
The island council has 10 members - four councillors and the chairman of the internal committee are elected annually between 1 and 15 December, one is nominated by the council and two, including the island secretary, are appointed by the governor.
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 Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The islands known mostly because the original settlers were of HMS Bounty as well as Tahitians those mutineers took along as described the book Mutiny on the Bounty later depicted in a number of Also it is the least populated country the world with about 50 inhabitants (9
Since a population peak of 233 in 1937 the island is suffering from emigration to New Zealand leaving a current population of approximately
Pitcairn and Henderson are volcanic and Ducie is a coral atoll.
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 Pitcairn Islands presented in Travelling section
Pitcairners embraced the Seventh Day Adventist Church in the late 19th century, which was responsible for the children’s education until 1948, when a teacher was finally sent from New Zealand.
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.
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 Pitcairn Islands - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Pitcairners converted to Christianity (The Pitcairners would later convert from that form of Christianity to Adventism after a successful Adventist mission in the 1890s.) When the British found Pitcairn again, they were impressed with the emerging society and the example of leadership given by Mr.
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.
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 Wetlands of the Pitcairn Islands
The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four small islands situated between latitudes 23 and 26 degrees South and longitudes 124 and 131 degrees West in the South Pacific Ocean, about 2,000 km southeast of Tahiti and 1,900 km west of Easter Island.
Pitcairn itself is a high volcanic island of 450 ha with lava cliffs and rugged hills rising to a peak at 335 m.
The islands are of particular conservation importance for their endemic plants and invertebrates, endemic land-birds (four on Henderson Island), globally significant breeding populations of seabirds (especially gadfly petrels Pterodroma spp.), and non-breeding populations of the threatened Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis).
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 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 recent trials of several Pitcairn men (including the former mayor and much of the island's workforce) on sexual abuse charges have been very difficult for the close-knit island community, with everyone being a friend or family of at least one of the victims, the suspects, and/or the convicted.
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 Geography of the Pitcairn Islands - tScholars.com
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.
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 Pitcairn
Pitcairn Island's flag is a Blue Ensign with the island's Coat of Arms in the centre.
The design was suggested by the Pitcairn Island Council in December 1980 and approved by HM The Queen in April 1984.
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.
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 Vegetation and Flora of Pitcairn Islands
The Pitcairn Islands are a remote group of four islands, roughly half way across the southern Pacific Ocean between Australia and Chile, on the tropic of Capricorn.
The Department's involvement in the flora of the Pitcairn Group began when Steve Waldren spent three months in the Pitcairn group in 1991, based mostly on the uninhabited Henderson, but some time was also spent on Oeno and Pitcairn.
Pitcairn is a small island almost completely surrounded by cliffs; remarkably there is a rather hair-raising path and rope down the vertical cliff at 'Down Rope'.
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 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.
The Bounty, Pitcairn Island, and Fletcher Christian's Descendants - April 28 marks the anniversary of the world's most famous mutiny by Borgna Brunner HMS Bounty...
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 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)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Pitcairn Island is a small volcanic island situated in the South Pacific Ocean at latitude 25 04 south and longitude 130 06 west.
Pitcairn Island is a rugged island of formidable cliffs of reddish-brown and fl volcanic rock.
Pitcairn is a British settlement under the British Settlements Act of 1887, although the Islanders usually date their recognition as a British territory to a constitution of 1838 devised with the help of a visiting Royal Navy officer.
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 Pitcairn Islands
Background: Pitcairn Island was discovered in 1767 by the British and settled in 1790 by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
Pitcairn was the first Pacific island to become a British colony (in 1838) and today remains the last vestige of that empire in the South Pacific.
Geography - note: Britain's most isolated dependency; only the larger island of Pitcairn is inhabited but it has no port or natural harbor; supplies must be transported by rowed longboat from larger ships stationed offshore.
www.paulnoll.com /Locations/visiting-Pitcairn-Islands.html   (346 words)

  
 Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands
Pitcairn is a group of five islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, of which one is inhabited, it's the last remaining British colony in the Pacific.
In 1790 Pitcairn was settled by the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
Pitcairn has one of the most disease free bee populations of anywhere in the world.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/pitcairn.htm   (518 words)

  
 travel to Pitcairn, South Pacific islands
Most of the fewer than 50 permanent inhabitants of Pitcairn Island are direct descendants of the mutineers and their Polynesian wives.
Pitcairn Islands is the only remaining British possession in the Pacific.
In practice, the islands are owned by the Pitcairners on Pitcairn, who govern themselves by means of a 10-member Island Council.
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 Pitcairn Islands Coins
The Pitcairn Islands were discovered in 1767 by the British.
Only the main island of Pitcairn itself is inhabited, and even its population has declined from a peak of 233 to less than 50, despite the best attempts by the islanders to regenerate its population, which have become the focus of recent international news.
Also Krause lists various Pitcairn Island coins, neither ot the two we show are listed in the edition we are using.
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 Trexle - Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Pitcairn Island Government - Information about visiting or residing on Pitcairn Island, philatelic releases and news, and other government facilities.
Island of Pitcairn - Contains detailed information on the Bounty Mutiny, Pitcairn history and a selection of photographs.
Pitcairn Islands Study Center - Contains the world's largest collection of materials relating to the Mutiny on the Bounty, Captain William Bligh, H.M.S. Bounty, Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands.
www.trexle.com /Directory/Top/Regional/Oceania/Pitcairn_Islands   (186 words)

  
 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.
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 Pitcairn Islands election, 2004 - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
An election was held in the Pitcairn Islands, the last remaining British dependency in Oceania, to elect a Mayor, a Council Chairman, and four Councillors to sit on the Island Council.
The four ordinary Councillors to be elected were Meralda Warren (Jay Warren's sister), Olive Christian (wife of convicted former Mayor Steve Christian), Carol Warren and Lea Brown.
All were elected on a secret, nonpartisan ballot (there are no political parties in the territory) by the 35 Pitcairners of voting age.
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 Pitcairn Islands Map, South Pacific Islands
Pitcairn Island is the only inhabited island of the four islands and atolls comprising the British Dependent Territory of Pitcairn between Tahiti and Easter Island.
Pitcairn is famous mostly as the last refuge of the Bounty mutineers led by Fletcher Christian, who settled there in 1790.
Handicrafts and Pitcairn Island stamps are the souvenirs they carry away.
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 Government Of Pitcairn Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
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