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The Commandants ... by M.G. Britts

Thursday, April 30, 2020


Norfolk Island, the beautiful island the British chose as a penal settlement and source of ship building materials, became living hell for thousands of convicts.

Unfettered by government control, the Commandants of Norfolk Island were brutal and sadistic rulers of this tiny island, turning it into a place to rival the concentration camps of later years.  

M. G. Britts graphically depicts the impressions made by the succession of brutal Commandants who made the name of Norfolk Island notorious around the world.  

 

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The First Fleet 1788 Poster ... by The Norfolk Island museum

Thursday, April 23, 2020


This easy to read poster provides the names of the ships of the First Fleet together with the names of crew, convicts and officials on board.

A must for any descendant of the First Fleet.  


 

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Colonial Era Cemetery ... by R. Nixon Dalkin

Thursday, April 16, 2020


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

Thursday, April 09, 2020


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

Thursday, April 02, 2020


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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