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Pitcairn Tapa ... by Pauline Reynolds

Thursday, October 17, 2019


There is an untold chapter to the Bounty story – it begins here.

The tapa cloth of Pitcairn Island illuminates the forgotten story of the Polynesian women of HMAV Bounty.

In French and English.  

 

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A Norfolk Legacy DVD

Thursday, October 10, 2019


A people history is the foundation of their future Holder Christian's dream was to record Norfolk's Oral history so that future generations may be acquainted with early life on Norfolk Island.

In 1991 Holder and a small, enthusiastic team began fundraising for a project that became known as A Norfolk Legacy. The Film and Television Department of the Queensland College of Arts was contracted to create the film.

The story of Norfolk Island is told by numerous islanders and begins with the discovery by Captain Cook, includes information about the First and Second Settlements and the arrival of the Pitcairners in 1856. Reminiscences, poetry, humour and amazing facts are included in this amazing DVD version of the original film.

 

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A Taste of Norfolk ... by the NI Rotary Club

Thursday, October 03, 2019


This famous cook book published by the Rotary Club of Norfolk Island.

This great cook book has 255 favourite recipes of the Great cooks on Norfolk Island, 125 pages a great cookbook with some interesting recipes 



 

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One Ship, Two Names, Three Voyages - The Story of the Sirius ... by Helen Sampson

Thursday, September 26, 2019


This booklet provides a concise and very interesting description of the life of HMS Sirius. 


It covers the building of the ship and preparations for the First Fleet, narrative of her three voyages, the archaeological remains and biographies of those connected to the ship. 

Highly recommended.  

 

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A Political History of the Pitcairn People ... by the Pitcairn Descendants

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Pitcairn Descendants (The Association of Norfolk Islanders) was formed in June 1977 by a group of 24 Norfolk Islanders of direct lineage to the original Pitcairn settlers. The group started as "The Committee for Democratic Self Government for Norfolk Island", then changed to "The Society of Descendants of Pitcairn Settlers", then changed in recent times to "The Society of Pitcairn Descendants". 

The Society was formed following on from the canvassing of the island for the "Solemn Declarations" of opinion on the Nimmo Report. The 24 men and women, all islanders of Pitcairn descent, who had been instrumental in collecting these Solemn Declarations, formed the nucleus of the Society, and membership was built up by members inviting others whom they knew to be of Pitcairn descent and who share the Society's aims and objectives. 



 

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The Journal of Fletcher Christian ... by Peter Corrin

Thursday, September 12, 2019


The Journal of Fletcher Christian with the history of Henry Corkill by Peter Corrin  


 
 

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New Norfolk Island book - Norfolk Island's Fascinating Flora

Thursday, September 05, 2019


Norfolk Island pines are seaside features of places around the world.  In contrast, 45 of Norfolk’s plants occur nowhere else and are hardly known even here.  The island has some of the world’s rarest plant species, with 47 being listed under Australian law as nationally threatened.  In 2003 the entire known populations of eleven species was fewer than fifty plants.  Our tiny island paradise has much more than its fair share of significant plants. 


Although Norfolk’s native plants are immensely important to the island’s landscape, few people know much about more than a handful.  Convict artist John Doody started drawing and painting them in 1791 or 1792, before the plants had names, but few of his illustrations have been published.  Famous botanical artist Ferdinand Bauer collected and painted many in 1804, leading to their formal naming.  Since then botanists have visited Norfolk from time to time but their work remains inaccessible to the community.

Now, at last, a book on Norfolk’s plants has been published.  It will enable readers to learn about all the native species and some of the most important introduced species, which include some of the world’s worst weeds.  Every species is illustrated, most by more than 400 photographs but also by paintings by Doody and Bauer, the majority previously unpublished.


The book also contains a chapter on the traditional use of plants on Norfolk, information which is fading from many memories as modern consumer culture displaces the way of life of the settlers from Pitcairn Island.


Another chapter discusses the extraordinary work of the botanists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, men who risked their lives to discover, collect and name the plants of Norfolk Island and other places.  They experienced hardship and terrifying risks which are unimaginable in this modern age — and our plants remain a testament to their scientific devotion.



 

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Ramblers Guide to Norfolk Island ... by Meral Hoare

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Text, black and white photos, line draw maps and also as an addition is a fold out map outlining an isometrical view of Kingston prior to 1856.

Places of interest and information on Norfolk Island.stapled small softcover, 116 gms, 79 pages. 

 

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Kingston Ceramics - A Dictionary of Ceramics Wares in the Norfolk Island Museum ... by Nigel Erskine

Thursday, August 22, 2019


The historic buildings at Kingston are a prominent reminder of the rich cultural heritage of this site. Invisible beneath the ground is an even larger resource of archaeological material spanning the entire history of settlement at Norfolk Island.

This is an easy reference to ceramics found at Kingston and will be of interest to anyone wishing to identify nineteenth century ceramics.
 


 

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Shark Tales and Yarns from Norfolk Island ... by Bob Tofts

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Loving a good yarn, Bob Tofts has gathered many years of stories about fishing and the sea. A series of anecdotes and reminiscences about sharks and shark fishermen and women of Norfolk Island


Very enjoyable and interesting reading.  


 

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