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Colonial Era Cemetery ... by R. Nixon Dalkin

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Life and death in one of the harshest penal colonies ever administered by Britain is recorded on the tombstones of the early cemetery of Norfolk Island.

The tombstone inscriptions and the stories of death from violence, disease and the hangman’s rope, are movingly recorded by a former Administrator of Norfolk Island.  


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Bailey's Restaurant ... ph +67 23 24400

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Phone: + 6723 24400

This beautifully restored house is the centrepiece at Governor's Lodge offering georgous surrounds, fine cuisine, Chef's specials and a dining experience to always remember.
What a perfect place to enjoy lunch floating on the original flagstone verandah.  Sip on a glass of wine or a cool beer while we look after your every need.  
Arrive and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the bar area, relax and be shown to your table to select from the comprehensive a la carte menu and let your mouth water until the delights arrive, carefully placed by your smiling waiter.  
Open for breakfast 7 days 7.00am - 9.00am 


Happy Hour -5pm- 6pm 

Dinner - 530pm – 8pm

Mon- Tues- Thurs- Friday –
Buffet Night - Sat.

Closed - Sun- Wed

 Bon Appettit!

Menu & Wine List

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Paradise Hotel and Resort ... From AUD $205

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Paradise Hotel & Resort, Norfolk Island is your ideal Norfolk Island Accommodation; a popular resort hotel nestled in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped sub tropical gardens. With 55 rooms in four accommodation styles there is space for every travel budget.

If visiting Norfolk Island means enjoying true South Pacific island experience, you will be delighted to stay at the Paradise Hotel & Resort, for the best Norfolk Island hotel accommodation experience. Our guest rooms are warm and welcoming, you can relax by our in-ground pool or enjoy a romantic dinner at our in-house restaurant 'La Perouse' which is open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner, serving modern classic French and Island cuisine.

In the warmer months you can relax by our pool with a cocktail, take a short trip to Emily Bay for a peaceful swim, snorkel, scuba dive in a sheltered beach, surf ski, surfing, fishing, or anytime of the year enjoy horse riding, a walk through Norfolk Islands pristine rainforest or play a round of golf on one of the worlds most scenic oceanfront golf courses.

Phone: (+ 6723) 22177


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Thursday, December 26, 2019

While prosecuting a robbery case, I conducted an interview with the arresting officer. My first question: "Did you see the defendant at the scene?"

"Yes, from a block away," the officer answered.

"Was the area well lit?"

"No. It was pretty dark."

"Then how could you identify the defendant?" I asked, concerned.

Looking at me as if I were nuts, he answered, "I’d recognize my cousin anywhere."

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Phillip Island Trek

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Explore Phillip Island’s awe-inspiring landscapes, sheer cliffs rising hundreds of meters, sea caves, amazing panoramic views & unique rare flora and fauna Thousands of sea birds over the summer breeding season.

Trek led by an experienced local guide.

Not to be missed!


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Stidaun Short Letl' ... by Rachel Nebauer-Borg and Tracey Yager

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Stidaun Short Letl is a wonderful, insightful collection of short stories and poems written in Norf’k .Not only does it pay homage to the Island’s unique language and culture, but it is also a charming and sentimental journey sprinkled with good humour, misadventure, and mild irreverence. 

Above all it reflects Rachel’s deep and abiding love for Norfolk Island, it’s people and the language and culture that the Islanders of Pitcairn descent have carried with them down through the generations. 

This lovely new book gives us all a little and quite intimate insight into what it means to be an Islander descended from the ‘Pirates and Polynesians’ who settled on Pitcairn Island following the infamous mutiny on board HMAV Bounty. 

It is as frank as it is fascinating. Rachel has endeavoured not only to reveal ‘the thousand tiny idiosyncrasies of Island life’ but also to preserve many of the old words, phrases and idioms which are part of one of the world’s rarest living languages and one that is increasingly in danger of disappearing. 


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Hilli Restaurant and Cafe ... ph +67 23 24270

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hours: Open 7 days a week for devonshire Teas from 10am . Lunch 12-2pm . Dinner from 6pm

Phone: + 6723 24270

The famous Hilli Restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors. Hilli offers a relaxed atmosphere with fine food and excellent service. Take in the natural wood interior or dine in the open tropical gardens. Make sure you don't miss the Hilli experience!!!

Situated next to Cyclorama on Queen Elizabeth Avenue, in front of the Pitcairn Settlers Village.

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Governor's Lodge Resort ... from AUD $160

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel is comprised of 55 individual units, set in 12 acres of landscaped sub-tropical gardens dotted with majestic Norfolk Pines. The one-bedroom units feature a separate bedroom, living area, kitchenette, bathroom and front deck and each one is equipped with a gas heater, ceiling fans, sofa bed, IDD phone, wireless internet, satellite TV, microwave, hairdryer and ironing facilities. If you fancy treating yourself, book one of the 4 x “Deluxe” luxury units at our Norfolk Island hotel, with a double spa bath, spacious lounge with LCD TV, and fantastic views over the surrounding area.

We are committed to ensuring that all of our guests have a fabulous holiday. Great food, comfortable accommodation and attentive service all go toward making our hotel the best in the area. Whichever of our Norfolk Island accommodation packages you choose, you can look forward to the holiday of a lifetime from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

Phone:          (+ 6723) 24400



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Harley bikie

Thursday, December 19, 2019

A Harley bikie is riding by a wildlife reserve in Canberra when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's enclosure. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.  

The bikie jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the bikie brings her  to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.  

A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the Harley bikie says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'   The Harley bikie replies, 'Why, it was nothin' at all, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'  

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?'   The bikie replies, 'I'm a Australian digger and a coalition voter.'   The journalist leaves.

The following morning the bikie buys the paper to see news of his actions, and reads, on the front page: AUSTRALIAN DIGGER ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

That pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days.

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Commandant Dinner

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Saturday 7.00pm

Imagine Dining with a Commandant!

This factual yet fun dinner theatre is Norfolk Island’s newest interactive show and a great way to learn about Norfolk’s history. The cast of actors will take you on an entertaining journey back in time. You will be enthralled by the Commandant’s stories about the notorious Convict Settlements on Norfolk Island and how the convicts were treated by sadists and reformers.

Listen to a chilling recall of one of the infamous rebellions.Marvel at how the Commandants and their families adapted to life in a Norfolk Island penal colony, recreating a little piece of England in the Pacific. Explore their great challenges, impressive successes and shameful secrets.

Our venue, The Paradise Hotel, has created aspecial three course dinner menu of traditionalEnglish fare to compliment the theatricalsetting. Hearty, wholesome, British tucker fit for a Commandant and his good lady wife –fortunately prepared by free men in a modern kitchen not a poor convict over a wood stove!

The Commandant’s Dinner is a night of great entertainment, delectable food and loads of fun. Make it a “must” for your itinerary!!


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